Values Education in Ottoman Empire in the Second Constitutional Period A Sample Lesson

Oruç Ş., İlhan G. O.

Educational Research and Reviews, vol.10, no.8, pp.1227-1235, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5897/err2015.2188
  • Journal Name: Educational Research and Reviews
  • Journal Indexes: ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1227-1235
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Values education holds a significant place in an education environment and many studies are carried

out about this new subject area. The aim of this study is to define how the subject of ‘values education’

is handled in a sample lesson designed in the period of Constitution II in the Ottoman Empire. In this

study, the lesson plan in the Journal of Primary Education (Tedrisat-ı İbtidaiye Mecmuası) published by

Satı Bey, one of Ottoman Empire educators, is analyzed and it is observed that many methods and

techniques being tried to be used today were practiced in the Period of Consultation. In the sample

lesson analyzed it is noticed that ‘constructivism’ used as a method for teaching in curriculums of

today was also used in the the Second Constitutional Period.