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Köy Enstitüleri
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Köy Enstitüleri (Village Institutes) were officially opened in Turkey on 17 April 1940 under Law 3803, which aimed to educate peasant youth and train them to become village teachers. In establishing Köy Enstitüleri, the Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi (CHP, Republican People’s Party) aimed to reach rural areas and educate peasant children in modern pedagogical methods. The single-party CHP government had previously attempted to transform village life and education in Turkish rural areas; Köy Öğretmen Oku…

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Gurallar, Neşe, “Köy Enstitüleri”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_35690>
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