The Development of Turkish Institutions Educating Teachers for Girls' Vocational High Schools and the Impact of Gender on Students’Choice of Profession in these Institutions
The purpose of the school founded by Atatürk in order to educate teachers for the Institutes of Girls in the name of “Girls Vocational Teaching School” in 1934 in Turkey are; to educate women whose value was not recognized until the Republic, as mothers and a housewives first and secondly to educate teachers who will obtain their economic freedom by learning “arts of women” The teacher program, its duration, name and purposes, varied from the establishment of the Girls Vocational Teaching School onwards reflecting changing needs. The Faculty of Vocational Education dealing with undergraduate and masters of art education courses is the only institution educating teachers for Girls Vocational High Schools in Turkey. The school has also accepted boy students for 25 years. However, girls comprise 90% of the As for the departments at the school Clothing, Handicraft Arts, Painting, Home Economics, Child Development), conservative gender discrimination is typical in the in the selection of areas of teaching specialisms. In the study reported on in this paper, information on the views of 350 students was collected through a questionnaire, the data was evaluated and assessed with statistical methods and some striking results obtained over the reasons and views that some professions belong to some gender was tried to investigated.
Keywords: Vocational Education, Education for Girls, Education
Asst. Prof. Alp. Ö. Alp
Vocational Painting Education Branch
Asst. Prof. Melda Özdemir
Decorative Art Education, Gazi University