Abstract

Abstract:

Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) governments have managed to remove Kemalism only to replace it with an Islamist nation-building and social-engineering project that is as, if not more, authoritarian, conservative, and regressive than the Kemalist one. The Turkish education system has been transformed into a political tool to manipulate youth and mold them into cadres of a peculiar Islamist ideology supported by the Recep Tayyip Erdogan regime. This essay discusses four sets of educational tools that have been redesigned to enable Erdogan and his entourage to shape the worldview of younger generations of Turkish citizens.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-1935
Print ISSN
1047-4552
Pages
pp. 52-76
Launched on MUSE
2019-02-28
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2019
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