Teaching History and Social Studies for multicultural Europe

The book "Teaching History and Social Studies for multicultural Europe"  is one of the outputs of the project, entitled ‘Training Social Studies and History Educators for Multicultural Europe’ which is being undertaken in the framework of the EU Promotion of the Civil Society Dialogue Programme between Turkey and the EU. It is intended to fill a knowledge gap in terms of social studies and history teaching in the context of innovative pedagogy and multicultural values. Our guiding principles when writing this book were identifying new approaches to history and social studies education where they are needed in Turkey, the UK and elsewhere.

In fact this book along with other project materials aims to make a contribution to the successful implementation of the new social studies and history curriculum. The project products are hoped to be useful in terms of facilitating the change process initiated by the Ministry of Education in the field of history and social studies education in Turkey. Respecting human rights, participatory democracy, multiculturalism, social justice, protecting the environment and cultural heritage, reducing discrimination in terms of gender and race are some of the values that our history and social studies teachers and student teachers should learn how to teach. The book targets lecturers in history and social studies education departments, trainee teachers and history and social studies teachers. However, other interested parties, such as the Ministry of Education, policy makers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, parents and the wider society could also benefit from the theoretical issues raised in these books.

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Available in the following languages:

English | Turkish

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1. Introduction  EN | TR
2. Turkey-EU Relations  EN | TR
3. History Education in Turkey  EN | TR
4. The century that cannot be learned  EN | TR
5. Active learning in history and social studies  EN | TR
6. The history curriculum in England and Wales  EN | TR
7. The history curriculum in England: contested narratives  EN | TR
8. Teaching sensitive and controversial history  EN | TR
9. Education for inclusion, awareness and tolerance: key themes for relevance and significance  EN | TR
10. A balancing act: blending local, regional, national, European, and global contexts  EN | TR
11. Beyond the doorstep: the nature of history teaching across Europe  EN | TR
12. Participation of history and social sciences teachers in international education: the case of EuroClio  EN | TR

Part of the Project

[PARTNER] Training Social Studies and History Educators for Multicultural Europe

Funded by

Contributors

Editors: Semih Aktekín, Penelope Harnett, Mustafa Öztürk, Dean Smart.

Cover Design: Ízzettin Yilmazer.

Layout and Proofreading: Harf Eğitim Yayıncılığı.

Authors: Semih Aktekín, Penelope Harnett, Cevdet Kirpik, Joke van der Leeuw-Roord, Mustafa Öztürk, Ian Philips, Abdullah Saydam, Dean Smart, Coşkun Topal.

Active Learning for History and Social Studies Lessons

The book "Active Learning for History and Social Studies Lessons"  is one of the outputs of the project, entitled ‘Training Social Studies and History Educators for Multicultural Europe’ which is being undertaken in the framework of the EU Promotion of the Civil Society Dialogue Programme between Turkey and the EU. It is intended to fill a knowledge gap in terms of social studies and history teaching in the context of innovative pedagogy and multicultural values. Our guiding principles when writing this book were identifying new approaches to history and social studies education where they are needed in Turkey, the UK and elsewhere.

In fact this book along with other project materials aims to make a contribution to the successful implementation of the new social studies and history curriculum. The project products are hoped to be useful in terms of facilitating the change process initiated by the Ministry of Education in the field of history and social studies education in Turkey. Respecting human rights, participatory democracy, multiculturalism, social justice, protecting the environment and cultural heritage, reducing discrimination in terms of gender and race are some of the values that our history and social studies teachers and student teachers should learn how to teach. The book targets lecturers in history and social studies education departments, trainee teachers and history and social studies teachers. However, other interested parties, such as the Ministry of Education, policy makers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, parents and the wider society could also benefit from the theoretical issues raised in these books.

Download the full publication

Available in the following languages:

English | Turkish

Part of the Project

[PARTNER] Training Social Studies and History Educators for Multicultural Europe

Funded by

Contributors

Editors: Semih Aktekín, Penelope Harnett, Mustafa Öztürk, Dean Smart.

Cover Design: Ízzettin Yilmazer.

Layout and Proofreading: Harf Eğitim Yayıncılığı.

Authors: Semih Aktekín, Penelope Harnett, Cevdet Kirpik, Joke van der Leeuw-Roord, Mustafa Öztürk, Ian Philips, Abdullah Saydam, Dean Smart, Coşkun Topal.

[PARTNER] Training Social Studies and History Educators for Multicultural Europe

In this project, substantive research (both theoretical and empirical) will be carried out concerning the issue with history and social studies teachers and trainee teachers. These researches will focus on the challenges and opportunities of including multicultural issues into history and social studies teaching for both university and school level. In-service training will be given by local and international experts on different aspects of history and social studies particularly on multicultural issues. In order to assist the present teacher trainers and university lecturers the project will produce European standard guidelines for initial and in-service training modules and develop teacher resource materials. Partner university members will participate in international events and meet international experts. An edited book will be published focusing on the issue. The project will organise one international seminar for teacher training and development with a focus on multicultural issues especially in the context of Turkey and EU relationships. The project will be finalized with a national convention on history and social studies education with all participants. Erciyes University, KTU and UWE are partner institutions that will participate in and carry out planned activities. The project’s key people in each institution are experts in social studies and history education and have met on several international conferences and seminars on history education since 2002.

The booklets and results of the project will be disseminated through national and international media as well as the project’s website. The project’s web site is planned to be a portal which will continue providing materials, information and guidelines to interested parties after the project. Some materials will also be published at EuroClio’s website and bulletin. The educational materials will be used during pre- and in-service training of history and social studies teachers in Trabzon and Kayseri. The (text) book that is to be written through the project will fill in an important knowledge gap regarding the issues that will be dealt with through the project in Turkey and the EU.

Project Aims

Main objective:

Assist to improve history and social studies teacher education programmes for multicultural Europe in the context of the issues related to Turkey and EU relationships and exchange experiences in this field.

Specific objectives:

  1. Implementation of innovative school history and social studies approaches through pre- and in-service teacher training.
  2. Implementation of innovative educational materials for social knowledge and history education departments.
  3. Strengthening national and international cooperation, communication and networking on the training of history and social knowledge teachers in Turkey and the UK.
  4. Enhancing European awareness and dimension in history and social studies teaching in Turkey.
  5. Raising awareness of European institutions and policies in trainee teachers and teachers.

Results

More effective history and social studies teacher training courses and effective teaching materials for history and social studies teacher education programmes for teaching multiculturalism and multiperspectivity

Publications

Available in Turkish and English 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available in Turkish and English

Supported by

Project Managers

Joke van der Leeuw-Roord, EuroClio Executive Director

Contributors

Leading:

Erciyes University

Partners:

Karadeniz Technical University, Fatih Faculty of Education, Turkey

University of West of England, United

Editors: Semih Aktekín, Penelope Harnett, Mustafa Öztürk, Dean Smart

Authors: Coşkun TOPAL, Abdullah Saydam, Cevdet KIRPIK, Ian Phillips, Joke van der Leeuw-Roord, Semih Aktekín, Penelope Harnett, Mustafa Öztürk, Dean Smart