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Salih Murat Akkın
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Volume 2, Issue 1, April 2012,
Page(s): 1-9
Received: November 27, 2011; Accepted: December 12, 2011; Published online: February 13, 2012
doi:10.2399/yod.12.001; Copyright © 2012, Deomed
Critics and suggestions for higher education system in Turkey
Zekâi Şen (E-mail)
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Science is an international work and race arena. Not only the positivistic (materialistic) facilities but additionally spiritual gadgets are also necessary for success. Among these are the comfort of material facilities, independence, wonder triggering, share with others, culture and structure of the science history as well as the philosophy of science. Exaggerations such as sending students for postgraduate studies to abroad while their topics can be dealt with within the country or encouragement of a foreign language (English) educational system within the native language country do not help to promote scientific progress within the country. Such exaggerations are possible if the evolution of science from the early centuries is not examined under the light of science history. The translation of foreign literature into Turkish without consciousness and spiritual aspirations does not help to understand the whole evolution of scientific developments but can lead individuals to believe that the scientific seeds were put down during Ancient Greek before the Christ and they ripened in Europe, which implants inferiority complex to the society. Such feelings are the hindrances in front of scientific development in our country. In this assay, the important points for opening and widening the scientific developments in Turkey are expressed such as the avoidance of knowledge transfer without understanding, memorization, internet searches without reasoning, admiration to foreigners, but instead the science philosophy, rational logical deductions and science history should be implanted in the curriculum of our universities. How could sole positivist logical taste in the engineering faculties of the university education system away from the philosophy and logic and in the theologian faculties away from the basic physics and mathematics lead to scientific and technological development? In a place where academic titles can be taken rather easily and focused sometimes on non-scientific criteria is the university equivalent with real scientific activities? For scientific and technological prosperity in Turkey the university curriculum should also include topics on science philosophy, rational and logical deductions, science history, cultural values, etc. with examples from the whole science historical development.
Keywords: Higher eduaction, logic, science history, science philosophy, science policy, Turkish.
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