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Giorgetti, Filiz Meseci – Journal of Social Science Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how the socio-political rituals such as national festivals and student pledges have changed in the Turkish Republic primary schools over the last twenty years. Method: The data used to achieve this purpose was collected from four different sources; the applicable legislation, statements of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Cultural Activities, Ceremonies
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Akbulut, Melisa; Açikalin, Mehmet – Journal of Social Science Education, 2018
The seventh International Social Studies Education Symposium [ISSES] (Uluslararasi Sosyal Bilgiler Egitimi Sempozyumu, [USBES]) was held at Kirsehir Ahi Evran University in 2018 and many domestic and international researchers coming from different regions of the world participated. The symposium had two main themes; the first one was "Social…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Reflection
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Sen, Abdulkerim; Starkey, Hugh – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: This article shows the effects of competing political forces on citizenship education in Turkey during the period of commitment to European Union (EU) accession (1999-2005). Methodology: It draws on textbooks, archival documents and interviews. Whilst Turkey had a history of civic education to promote a secular national ethos and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Civil Rights, Educational Trends
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Acikalin, Mehmet; Kilic, Hamide – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: This article introduces the history and development of Turkish national holidays. It also describes how these holidays being celebrated overtime in Turkey. Thus, the purpose of this article is providing fundamental information regarding Turkish national holidays and discussing possible role of these holidays in promoting character and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Values Education, National Norms
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Copur, Ahmet; Demirel, Muammer – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
In today's world, one of the primary goals of education is to raise individuals as citizens equipped with the skills of communication, high-level thinking, problem solving and questioning as well as with a global viewpoint. Introducing controversial issues into the classroom environment may be among the steps to be taken to achieve these goals. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Teachers
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Kus, Zafer – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
The current study aims to investigate social studies and science teachers' attitudes and classroom practices associated with controversial issues. The study is a qualitative research based on data collected through interviews and observation. Social studies and Science teachers participated in the current study which was conducted in Kirsehir, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Kesten, Alper; Schur, Joan Brodsky; Gürsoy, Kudret – Journal of Social Science Education, 2014
This group of commentaries on teaching human rights in Turkey includes: (1) Reflection on Turkish Human Rights Lesson from Turkey (Alper Kesten)--A lesson on human rights in Turkey is analyzed for its representativity and methodology within the Turkish teaching culture from the viewpoint of a Turkish researcher; (2) Commentary on a Turkish Lesson…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Instruction, Social Studies