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Changes in TheTurkish History Curriculum and The Place of European History

Author(s): Erkan DİNÇ

Journal: Journal of Kirsehir Education Faculty
ISSN 1302-5007

Volume: 7;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 247;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: History curriculum | History textbooks | European history

This paper examines four versions of the Turkish secondary school history curriculum and several history textbooks used in different times to find out the changes occurred in the selection of European content in each version and the place allocated to European history since 1930s. The movements in history and history teaching in Turkey in the given period and their impact on the content of history curricula and textbooks are reviewed. It also discusses the emphasis given to Europe and European history in the curriculum that has changed within the time along with the changes in the socio-cultural and political ambiences of the country.
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