Abstract Village institutes are important examples of our educational history. In accordance with the founding philosophy of the Village Institutes, it was aimed to include the individual in a basic and applied education process. In the curriculum, courses on agriculture and technical courses are given along with general culture courses. Since the illiterate population was quite low between 1935 and 1950, Turkish education and the habit of reading books had an important place. Each teacher was seen as a role model for the student and it was aimed that teachers would create a habit of reading and using library in the individual. For this purpose, books and libraries have an important place among the main components of the Village Institutes. In our study, the importance of the Village Institutes in terms of our educational history was mentioned. In addition, the libraries which were accepted as part of the education in Village Institutes were evaluated.


Village Institutes, School libraries, Library

Author : Okan KOÇ
Number of pages: 164-173
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The Journal of Turk-Islam World Social Studies
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