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ERIC Number: EJ1068113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: EISSN-1554-5210
Can Progressive Education Be Translated into a Progressive Idea?: Dewey's Report on Turkish Education (1924)
Alptekin, Yasemin
International Journal of Progressive Education, v2 n2 p9-21 Jun 2006
John Dewey, who visited Turkey in 1924, prepared a report on Turkish Education in which he emphasized the importance of progressive education. The report was translated into Turkish. However, the translated version does not transform the idea of "progressive education," and the concept of "progressive" education has hardly been discussed as a philosophical approach in Turkish education system, instead remained to be a term that has been interpreted with different corresponding words in Turkish at different times. This paper focuses on the discrepancy between the English and Turkish versions of the term "progressive" as a philosophy of education, and the implications Dewey's report created in teacher education along with non-progressive practices in the field of education in Turkey.
International Association of Educators. Egitim Fakultesi Dekanligi, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale 17100, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey