Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(3), pp. 713 - 719
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070310
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Reflections of Turkish Culture on Kosovo Education System: A Study on Hidden Curriculum


Hasan Hüseyin Şahan 1,*, Nihat Uyangör 1, Serdan Kervan 2
1 Department of Educational Sciences, Necatibey Faculty of Education, Balıkesir University, Turkey
2 Department of Primary Education, Education Faculty, University of Prizren, Prizren, Kosovo

ABSTRACT

This is a qualitative study analyzing the effect of Turkish culture on Kosovo education system within the framework of hidden curriculum. In terms of methodology, it is a case study collecting data by means of interviews, observations, and document analysis. A combination of descriptive and content analysis techniques was used in data analysis. The research showed that Kosovo Turks possess the identity consciousness necessary to conserve their culture. The language, culture, and identity, which are the key stones of culture, are present in the young generation, as well as in the middle aged and the elderly. The study revealed various hidden curriculum elements showing the effect of Turkish culture on Kosovo education system. The main finding of the study is that cultural transmission takes place in hidden curriculum through teachers, in-class and extensive activities, and course books. The study concluded that Kosovo Turks, who have suffered intense pressure from different ethnic groups in the educational, social, and political spheres so far, now show serious commitment to their culture. This is indicative of that Turkish culture will be transferred to the younger generations in the future.

KEYWORDS
Hidden Curriculum, Culture Transmission, Kosovo Education System

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Hasan Hüseyin Şahan , Nihat Uyangör , Serdan Kervan . "Reflections of Turkish Culture on Kosovo Education System: A Study on Hidden Curriculum." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.3 (2019) 713 - 719. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070310.