The aim of this study was to determine practising teachers' views on planning, implementation and evaluation dimensions of the primary curriculum and differences between those who have participated in in-service courses and those who have not. This survey study was carried out with 259 practising teachers in primary schools. A five-point likert style of scale, consisting of four parts, was developed as data gathering tool. Reliability coefficient of the scale was found as.81. Data were processed by using SPSS 15.0 software, running independent t-test, and analysed taking.05 level of probability into consideration. Findings showed that those who have participated in in-service training courses and those who have not do not share similar points of view in these dimensions of the new primary curriculum. In the light of these findings it is recommended that time allocated to in-service courses need to be increased and more teachers need to be reached through these courses. (c) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Open access under CC BY-NC-ND license.