John Dewey and the History of Teacher Education in Turkey

The distinct contributions of educational research and researchers”, this theme brings to mind those who have made contributions to education in such a way that it has shaped how we still continue to approach education. One such contributor is John Dewey. Topics that are occupying the conversation in the field of education recently both in Turkey and internationally like constructivist, learner-centered approach and democracy education are all constructs that have their roots in Dewey’s “learning-by-doing” approach to education and his emphasis on raising students to become self-governing, self-sufficient citizens who show initiative, and independence of judgment. Dewey’s ideas as well as his visit to Turkey was influential in shaping of the Turkish education system after the establishment of the Turkish Republic. Dewey’s learner-centered approach to education meshed well with the Turkish government’s aim to build a democratic nation...
European Educational Research Assocation Conference (ECER 2016), (23 - 26 Ağustos 2016)


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G. Gökalp, “John Dewey and the History of Teacher Education in Turkey,” presented at the European Educational Research Assocation Conference (ECER 2016), (23 - 26 Ağustos 2016), Dublin, İrlanda, 2016, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: