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Title:Teaching "Europe" in Turkey: An Analysis of Secondary History Textbooks, 1956--2005
Author(s):Kahveci, Nihat Gurel
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Ian D. Westbury
Department / Program:Secondary and Continuing Education
Discipline:Secondary and Continuing Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Secondary
Abstract:School history textbooks play an important role in teaching students about their national identity. Historical narratives presented in the textbooks incorporate conceptions of who people are and how they are linked to particular locations. However, these narratives are never static. They are constantly changing to take into account shifting interpretations of how the "nation" is affected by politics, cultural, social changes, economic circumstances and the nation's relationships to the world at large. This thesis explores these changes in the portrayal of "Europe" in history textbooks of 1956-58, 1975-78, 1996 and 2005 as a way of demonstrating the changing conceptions of Turkey's official self-understandings as represented in these textbooks.
Issue Date:2007
Description:108 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3290265
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2007

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