Erzurum Polis Mektebi Tarihçesi ve Polis Mekteplerindeki Polis Eğitimi

ZENGİN, Selçuk; DEMİR, İrfan
March 2011
Ekev Academic Review;bahar2011, Vol. 15 Issue 47, p29
Academic Journal
This article examines historical documents and other sources spanning the century the Erzurum Police Academy has educated police officers. Through comparative and descriptive analyses, historical texts shed light on the police educational system, courses taught, instructional techniques, educational philosophy, and methods of management from the end of the Ottoman Empire through establishment of the Turkish Republic. Understanding the historical development of police education is essential for those who will alter current pedagogies to meet future Twenty-First Century needs. Therefore, this article, the first in a series, intends to provide detailed analysis of early police education in Turkey. In this study, along with the examination of related historical literature, unique historical evidence such as authentic photographs, scripts, letters, textbooks, diplomas and other sources obtained from auctions and borrowed from the Turkish National Police archives and from the rich library of Atatürk University are examined from a historical approach. Copies of some of the archival documents are appended. Follow-on articles will analyze other transform


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