Talks on Education, Art, and Philosophy

Yilmaz İlker Yorulmaz, İlker Aysel, Kaya Caglar (Eds.)

by Kursad Yilmaz (Dumlupinar University, Turkey), Necdet Aykac (Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey), Selcuk Atik (Ministry of National Education, Turkey), Hilal Bilgin (Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey), Yurtseven Gulsen Ozturk (Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey), Vural Hosgorur (Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey), Pakize Arikan Sandikcioglu (İzmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey), Levent Yilmaz (Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey), Reva Boynukalin (Cankiri Karatekin University, Turkey), Deniz Kundakci (Kastamonu University, Turkey), Emre Savut (Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey)

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The main purpose of this book is to contribute to the intellectual assets of the scholars working in the fields of science, education, fine arts, and humanities. In this regard, this work combines different studies in the fields mentioned above. The very first chapter discusses teaching profession in favor of professionalism and sacredness. The second chapter focuses on foreign experts’ opinions about the structure of Turkish education system. The following chapter deals with the repercussions of recent Turkish education policies. The fourth chapter presents a provocative debate on the underestimation of scientific theories. The subsequent chapter deeply analyzes the role of the political power on state theatres in Turkey. The relationship between society and art discussed through the theater has been examined in terms of the relationship between the individual and art through automatism movement in the sixth chapter. The last chapter intends to make a connection between meliorism and other conceptual themes like optimism and messianism. Hopefully, reading this work will be an inspirational experience for curious scholars.

Chapter I
Teaching: A profession between sacredness and professionalism
Prof. Dr. Kursad Yilmaz, Dumlupinar University

Chapter II
Investigation of foreign experts’ opinions about the Turkish education system
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Necdet Aykac, Mugla Sitki Kocman University
Mr. Selcuk Atik, M.A., Mugla Sitki Kocman University
Ms. Hilal Bilgin, M.A., Mugla Sitki Kocman University
Ms. Gulsen Ozturk Yurtseven, M.A., Mugla Sitki Kocman University

Chapter III
Repercussions of Turkish national education policies
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vural Hosgorur, Mugla Sitki Kocman University

Chapter IV
Underdetermination of scientific theories
Asst. Prof. Dr. Pakize Arikan Sandikcioglu, İzmir Katip Celebi University

Chapter V
The relationship between political power and state theatres in Turkey
Mr. Emre Savut, M.A., Dokuz Eylul University
Asst. Prof. Dr. Levent Yilmaz, Dokuz Eylul University

Chapter VI
An instinctive motion in art: Automatism
Asst. Prof. A. Reva Boynukalin, Cankiri Karatekin University

Chapter VII
“Good” future expectation of modern man: Meliorism
Asst. Prof. Dr. Deniz Kundakci, Kastamonu University

Ilker Aysel works as a research assistant at Mugla Sitki Kocman University. He has a PhD in the field of Sociology. His research interests are sociology of education, disadvantageous groups in education, rural life, and criminology.

Yilmaz Ilker Yorulmaz works as a research assistant at Mugla Sitki Kocman University. He has an M.A and studying PhD in the field of educational administration. His research interests include organizational behavior, critical education, and theories in educational administration.

Caglar Kaya works as a research assistant at Mugla Sitki Kocman University. He has an M.A and studying PhD in the field of educational administration. His research interests are political behaviors in education, risk society, culture of fear, and critical education.

Bibliographic Information

Book Title
Talks on Education, Art, and Philosophy
ISBN
978-1-62273-362-0
Edition
1st
Number of pages
164
Illustrations
15 BW
Publication date
January 2018
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