Article published in:Tradition, Tension and Translation in Turkey
Edited by Şehnaz Tahir Gürçağlar, Saliha Paker and John Milton
[Benjamins Translation Library 118] 2015
► pp. 181–198
John Dewey’s 1924 report on Turkish education
Progressive education translated out of existence
John Dewey visited Turkey in 1924, the year after the Republic was founded, and prepared a report emphasizing the importance of moving the Turkish education system toward “progressive education”. The report was translated into Turkish, but the translations neither used the term “progressive education” consistently nor were the reforms Dewey suggested referred to with this label. This paper focuses on the discrepancy between the English and Turkish versions of the term “progressive education” as a philosophy of education, and the socio-political implications Dewey’s report created in education then and at present in Turkey.
Keywords: John Dewey, policies and leadership in Turkish education, politics of translation, progressive education, translated works on Turkish education
Published online: 10 July 2015
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Boydston, Jo A.
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Tahir Gürçağlar, Şehnaz
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