An Evaluatıon of Phd Elt Programs in Turkey
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This current study aims to evaluate the PhD ELT programs in Turkey in terms of program descriptions, program content, and atmosphere in the department, as well as departmental support and program resources. The study seeks to further explore course components such as research component, linguistics component, educational sciences component, methodology component, and literature and culture courses component. The participants of the study were students enrolled in PhD ELT programs and graduates who had already graduated from those programs. The final aim of the study was to suggest a syllabus for these programs depending on the findings. The study was conducted to shed light on these programs. The study also serves as a needs analysis which was a very important point for the betterment of every ongoing program. An extensive literature review was conducted in order to give a clear picture of the current status of English and the importance of program evaluation in the educational field of study. As data collection instrument, a questionnaire was used in order to get a thorough picture of the current status of these programs. The collected data were analyzed in order to make a general evaluation of PhD ELT programs. Then, the data were exposed to further statistical analysis in order to investigate the influence of every component and aspect listed above in the evaluation of PhD ELT programs on the part of participants. Finally, the last part of the study focused on the evaluation of PhD ELT programs of participating universities. These universities were Hacettepe University, Istanbul University, Boğaziçi University, Ankara University, Gazi University, Çanakkale University, Hacettepe University, Yeditepe University, Çukurova University, Anadolu University, Atatürk University, and Dokuz Eylül University. Based on the analysis of the responses given by the participants, a suggested program for the PhD ELT programs was formed in the last part of the dissertation.