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Work and Technology: Teacher's Lived Experiences. CSTP. 2017; 4 (8) :159-180
URL: http://cstp.khu.ac.ir/article-1-2752-en.html
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The aim of study was to explore teachers’ lived experiences about implementing work and technology curriculum. Phenomenology research was used. Fifteen participants were selected through purposeful sampling. They were teachers of the seventh and eighth grades of lower secondary schools in Karaj. Data colledted through semi structured interviews and tape recordings. The results show Officials’ ignorance of the teacher’s practical knowledge, lack of the appropriate strategy for evaluation, a limited time frame and inadequate equipment that make teachers less motivated and for some of them a withdrawal from training programs. Improving teachers' attitudes towards new curriculum will be possible, considering professional and continual training service, providing an appropriate teaching context, exchange of experiences among teachers and ongoing teachers relationship with officials. Research findings indicate that administrators and parent’s knowledge in the new curriculum need for revision and culture promotion through increased knowledge and using the curriculum in student’s life activities.

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Received: 2017/02/10 | Revised: 2017/11/10 | Accepted: 2017/02/10 | Published: 2017/02/10

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