NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ959508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
A Chronological Approach to Development of Social Studies Education in Turkey
Akdag, Hakan; Kaymakci, Selahattin
Educational Research and Reviews, v6 n15 p854-863 Oct 2011
Social studies education has played an important role for ages in Turkey. The aim of this study is to inform international scientific community about the historical development of social studies education in Turkey. In the study, document analysis, a technique of qualitative approach, was used. The data were collected from documents like social studies curricula, books, articles, online sources, etc. Then, the data obtained from these documents were analyzed in two periods: Pre-republican period and republican period. The results showed that throughout the history, social studies education has been shaped by the political, social and economic forces within Turkey and has been used for creating good and loyal citizens. (Contains 8 footnotes.)
Academic Journals. e-mail:; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey