1960-1970 Period Yozgat High School Graduates: Our Teachers


SAĞLAM M.

JOURNAL OF EDUCATION AND FUTURE-EGITIM VE GELECEK DERGISI, no.8, pp.103-115, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF EDUCATION AND FUTURE-EGITIM VE GELECEK DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-115

Abstract

This study aims at constructing the remembrances of the 1960-1970 period Yozgat High School graduates about their teachers who were one of the leading elements of education. Yozgat High School has a historical importance in terms of its education and architecture and witnessed the transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Young Turkish Republic. The graduates of the period recall their teachers due to the fact that their teachers were qualified, idealistic, disiplined, had nicknames shaped with their educational practices, discriminating their students coming from the center or periphery. The narratives of them become prominent not only for the educational practices of the teachers that have vital significance for their remembrances but also for the history of educational institutions. Oral history methodology whose contributions are remarkable in explaining the significance of teachers' educational practices taking place in the memories of their students was used and people were reached among the Yozgat High School graduates of 1960-1970 period via snow ball method. Totally 22 interviews were actualized, two of them were for testing. Unlike the real names of the interviewed people, the narratives of the graduates of the period were presented in their original form. These narratives delineate how the educational practices become traction in taking place in the minds of todays' 60s year old elders.