Education is based on
application Students construct their
school on by own ( agricultural and livestock bulding) Work lessons determined
by local places Free time activities(24 books each year) ex: application garden
The schools were built near the cultivable fields because one of the aims of these institutes is to teach people the new methods for agriculture.
The education in village institutes included both practical (agriculture, construction, arts and crafts etc.) and classical (mathematics, science, literature, history etc.) courses. A teacher graduated from these institutes is not only a primary school teacher but also has some practical knowledge about many areas such as apiculture, fisheries, carpentry...etc.
Even the buildings for these schools were built by the teachers sent there with the help of the villagers. Their daily routine included morning gymnastics, reading hours and farming.
Each student has to read 25 books for each year and learn hot to play a musical instrument. .
They also had weekly meetings in which students can freely criticize teachers and school administration. These institutes became good and rare examples of learning by doing and from this aspect they became the subjects for many studies.
more application towards curriculum, the more creative generation
curriculum is very important for the success of the students. We want to suggest some
solutions to improve the application of the curriculum by comparing the
recent curriculum and Village Institutions programming.
Literature Review :
2013 Turkish Math
Curriculum (5-8 grades) 2013 Turkish Science
Curriculum (5-8 grades) Vakfı, K. E. (2004). KöyEnstitüsüProgramları . Ankara: KöyEnstitüleriveÇağdaşEğitimVakfıYayınları.
Altunya, N. (2010). KöyEnstitüsüSistemi. İstanbul: CumhuriyetKitapları
curriculum affects students’ success
There is a well designed
printed Turkish curriculum however there are serious discrepancies in practice.
By analyzing village
institution programs, it is obvious that they are very successful in practice.