Curriculum Studies in Turkey

A Historical Perspective

  • Sümer Aktan

Part of the Curriculum Studies Worldwide book series (CSWW)

About this book


This book analyzes curriculum studies in Turkey from the perspective of three paradigms—religion, science, and ideology—since the early 19th century. Using Islam as a guiding point, Turkish curriculum theory later evolved to become the classical curriculum theory. In this book, the author presents a historical account of the long, complex, and contested evolution of the Turkish curriculum, as shaped by the intellectual and international forces of the day. This interplay is designed to inform international curriculum studies across national borders.


curriculum theory Ottoman Empire history Middle East turkey educational philosophy

Authors and affiliations

  • Sümer Aktan
    • 1
  1. 1.Balıkesir UniversityBalıkesirTurkey

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature America, Inc. 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-53537-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-53538-2
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