The origins of revolutionary critical education in Turkey


Inal K.

JOURNAL FOR CRITICAL EDUCATION POLICY STUDIES, vol.13, no.3, pp.29-49, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL FOR CRITICAL EDUCATION POLICY STUDIES
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.29-49
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This article examines the origins of Revolutionary Critical Education in Turkey from the late Ottoman Period to the present, focusing mostly on post-2000 developments in society at large-scale and in education in particular. The chapter argues that Revolutionary Critical Education is a product of the post-1960 military intervention period where socialist movements gained an impetus towards massification in terms of youth radicalism as well as through some educational bodies such as trade unions. I conclude by arguing that following the emergence of some mass-based people's movements in recent years all over the world, we are faced with a radical situation that allows us to theorise a new understanding of education which should be formulated as Revolutionary Critical Education.