Target Values in the History Course Curricula during the Republican Period

  • Ulusoy K
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No matter what the era is, history lesson is one of the leading of the courses that will provide the nations to comprehend the awareness of being a nation. For that reason, history education and teaching is permanently essential. History is the lesson that provide the nations to adapt the values they have, sustain these values through the awareness of protection and provide nations not to lose these, and help people understand the past and present. History has constantly protected its significance due to providing people to make inferences from the experiences, obtain some values, transfer the human values, and proving the negative behaviors such as injustice, malignancy, and wrong and positive behaviors such as justice, honesty, correct and goodness. For that reason, in this study, history lesson curriculums in Turkey were investigated in terms of the values, and the values required to be provided to the students in these programs were determined. Although the history lesson was taught through a program understanding without a specific purpose until 1971, some of these values were noticed to be provided during this period. Since 1971, it could be noticed that the values expected for the students to acquire have been included in purposes section of the history lesson in all history curriculums and program changes. National unity and solidarity is the leading of the values required to be provided, and the values related to a human model constitutional order aims to be raised has also been noticed to be included in all these curriculums.




Ulusoy, K. (2016). Target Values in the History Course Curricula during the Republican Period. Journal of Education and Learning, 6(1), 283.

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