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Education: National Curricula: Turkey
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The purpose of this entry is to give a brief overview of the national curriculum in Turkey and how it relates to gender. After the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923, the educational system was quickly centralized. The 1924 Law for the Unification of Education placed all educational institutions under the control of the ministry of education and imposed nationwide, uniform curricula, which aimed at generating Turkish citizens with a strong national consciousness, belief in positivism and the scientific method, and a s…

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Aslan, Senem, “Education: National Curricula: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0252f>
First published online: 2009

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