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Contemporary Approaches in Education

Kevin Norley, Mehmet Ali Icbay and Hasan Arslan

Contemporary Approaches in Education presents papers of the Fifth European Conference on Social and Behavioral Sciences in St. Petersburg, Russia and the Sixth European Conference on Social and Behavioral Sciences in Selcuk, Izmir, Turkey. The contributions deal with a wide range of educational issues, namely teaching and learning, educational policy and school psychology.
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Analysis of Turkish Textbooks Prepared for Turkish Children Living Abroad in Terms of Education of Values / Teaching Values to Turkish Children Living Abroad: An Analysis of their Textbooks



European countries coming into reconstruction after World War II were soon faced with a deficit of manpower resulting from their economic growth. In these conditions, they tried to supply it with a foreign labour force (Canatan, 2007: 160). Starting from the 1960s, Turkey took part in this immigration process which resulted in an increase of the Turkish population in Europe. The fact that emigrant families settled down permanently in European countries has given rise to the problem of education. Today, it is a known fact that the third generation, bilingual but starting to forget the mother tongue, is faced with serious academic and social problems in these countries. For that reason, special effort should be made in order to prevent these individuals, raised in European countries, from being alienated from Turkish language and culture.

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