Thoughts and Practises of Religious Education in Alternative Schools in Turkey


Operators, researchers and other social elements in the field of education, have long been discussing the outputs of education. Today what the educators in most schools attach importance to is the competitive sense rather than individual differences. Therefore, alternative education and alternative schools are progressively becoming common throughout Turkey. The basic objective of this study is to discuss the point of view of these school to religious education. The study has been realized in accordance with the body of literature. The content of the study is constructed with the properties of different school types defined as alternative schools, their position in Turkey and the religious education in these schools. It is an descpriptive study. Alternative school models suggest integrative education, awareness of individual differences, supporting values in school as well as teaching them and emphasize the importance of self-motivation in the process of bringing values, which religions provide, into life. Various types of school models exist in many civilizations. People have the opportunity to attend any school model. As the student who manages to take the appropriate education for himself is healthier he will be open to religious and ethics education. When uncompetitive school models which consider the factors such as individual choices and learning speed of students form education models that are not disjointed from social life, religious education will be studied again from preschool to higher education to meet the expectations of the society.

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Mehmet Sanver, Uludag University, Turkey
Ozgur Erakkus, Ataturk University, Turkey
Olaoluwa Ahmed Abimbola, Uludag University, Turkey

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Conference: ECERP2016
Stream: Religion - Religion and Education

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