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ERIC Number: EJ867373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
"Turkish Modernization," Democracy, and Education: An Analysis from Dewey's Perspective
Ozsoy, Seckin
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v9 n4 p1925-1931 Aut 2009
Dewey is an important representative of the libertarian education movement, which has its roots based on the values of the enlightenment. This study aimed to analyze the relationship between "Turkish modernization" and education from Dewey's perspective. In the paper, the place and effect of Dewey in the Turkish pedagogical vision was analyzed within a wider historical context such as the "modernization problematic." The characteristic of the "Turkish modernization," which, at the same time, comes out as a tendency to become an education project, constituted the reason for this approach to the issue. This analysis relating to the "Turkish modernization" from the perspective of Dewey, who is a democracy philosopher, was inevitably regarding how much room this project gives to libertarian and democratic values in education. In the study, it was concluded that there was an irreconcilable conflict between the values that "Turkish modernization" is based on which also constitutes the reference framework of the education system and the libertarian and democratic values Dewey advocates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey