29 Mayıs 2015 Cuma

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We can change our curriculum application by comparing Village Institutions

This is our video:

Interview with Mehmet Sazak

We made an interview with Mehmet Sazak who was a teacher in Village Institutions. He shared his all experiences and knowledge about Village Instution Programme.



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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 yearex: application garden

Village Institutions Programming

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.

Application towards Curriculum

The more application towards curriculum, the more creative generation

The 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). Köy Enstitüsü Programları . Ankara: Köy Enstitüleri ve Çağdaş Eğitim Vakfı Yayınları.

Altunya, N. (2010). Köy Enstitüsü Sistemi. İstanbul: Cumhuriyet Kitapları

School curriculum affects  students’ success substantially.
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.