A Meta-Evaluation Research on Teacher Training Programs in Türkiye

Akıncı M., Köse E.

International Journal of Progressive Education, vol.18, no.4, pp.209-222, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


The purpose of this research is to make a meta-evaluation of the program evaluation studies on teacher training programs in Turkey. Meta-evaluation is the process of revealing the deficiencies and errors of the research as the last stage of the program evaluation process. In this context, the steps of the meta-evaluation processes were followed methodically. In the in this research, 9 program evaluation studies conducted between 2010 and 2020 about teacher training programs, using any program evaluation approach and model, were meta-evaluated. The sampling method of the research is criterion sampling.. Research data was collected using the "Program Evaluation Standards Checklist developed by the researchers. During the development of the relevant data collection tool, the Program Evaluation Standards created by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (JCSEE) were benefited. The studies included in the research were examined by 6 program experts who formed the meta-evaluation team. Each expert evaluated 3 studies using the checklist. Research data was analyzed using descriptive analysis method. Research findings indicate that the examined program evaluation studies meet the program evaluation standards by 55.67%. From this point, some suggestions that are believed to contribute to future program evaluation and meta-evaluation studies on teacher training were presented.