The Opinions of Faculty Members about Noncategorical Special Education Program


Buyukalan Filiz S., Celik Sahin A. , Tufan S. , Karaahmetoğlu B.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, cilt.33, sa.3, ss.763-775, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.16986/huje.2018036496
  • Dergi Adı: HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.763-775

Özet

The purpose of this study was determining the opinions of faculty members about the noncategorical special education program. For data collection, a semi-structured interview form was developed based on review of literature and expert opinions. Three writers of this paper interviewed individually with twelve lecturers. The data were analyzed using content analysis which is a technique used in qualitative research. The results revealed that lecturers had found categorical program insufficient about applied courses, appointment, curriculum and quality. And lecturers thought that noncategorical program solved the problems about appointment and curriculum, but this program had different problems like undermanned universities, unclear content, concerns about quality and insufficient substructure. The suggestions about noncategorical program suggested frequently by lecturers were intercollegiate collaboration, substructure improvement and specialization. The findings are discussed within the context of the relevant literature. recommendations for future research are presented.