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International Journal of Art & Design Education

Educating Turkish Primary School Teachers in Visual Arts: the Past and the Future

Volume 24.3   2005

ILLHAN, AYSE, C.

 

Every educational system should meet certain criteria that establish quality in teaching and learning. These criteria are often provided by aims and objectives listed in school curricula. After describing and commenting on the history of school education in Turkey, the main question posed in this research is how to change the Turkish primary school education in visual arts so that its quality will improve. After analyzing the situation, this work provides an outline of how this may be achieved. In the future, the gained insights may be very useful for an incorporation of European standards in the Turkish educational system.