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

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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
Stream: Education and Social Welfare
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Asst. Prof. Alp. Ö. Alp

Vocational Painting Education Branch
Vocational Education Faculty, Gazi University

Ankara, Turkey

Burn in Ankara, Turkey in 1966. Graduated from Painting Department of Gazi University Vocational Education Faculty in 1989. Completed Master Program in 1992, and Philosophy of Doctorate in Science in 1998 at Gazi University Social Science Institute. Presently, she works for the same department as Assist. Prof. Dr. She teaches History of Turkish Ornamental Art, Semiotics, etc. Works of Mrs. ALP have been exhibited in many joint exhibitions. She opened her first personal exhibition in January 2002. She joined to national and international congresses on culture and art by essays. Mrs. ALP has published 3 books on Handcrafts and Folklore. Her articles on culture and art have been published in various journals.

Asst. Prof. Melda Özdemir

Decorative Art Education, Gazi University
Ankara, Turkey

Burn in Ankara, Turkey in 1966. Graduated from the Handcraft Department of Gazi University Vocational Education Faculty in 1989. Completed Master Program in 1995, and Doctorate of Philosophy in Science in 2004 at Ankar University Science Institute. Presently, she works for the same department as Asst. Prof. Dr. She teaches Leather history, handcrafts and folkloric heads. She joined to national and international congresses on culture and art by essays. Mrs. ÖZDEMİR has published 2 books on Handcrafts and Folklore. Her articles on culture and art have been published in various journals. Enthusiastic, positive, dynamic, creative, organiser, sense of teamwork and leadership, hardworking, sense of humour, taking initiatives, communicative, open to new experiences. Coordination and administration of people.

Ref: I08P0933