ISSN:2146-4219

WHILE WELCOMING THE 20TH CENTURY, THE PROBLEM OF INSPECTION OF THE FOREIGNERS’ SCHOOLS OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND A SAMPLE OF PROTESTANTS’ SCHOOLS


Although various studies have been made relevant to the foreigners’ schools, evaluating the lack of the inspection of these schools by dealing with the Protestant schools and on the basis of the Presidency Ottoman Archive documents forms are the main aim of this study. In the Regulations of the Inspectorship of the Schools of Non-Muslim and Foreigners brought out in this study, teachers, pupils, course books and the inspection of these schools have been written down in detail. The Ottoman Empire tried to make the Muslims’ schools superior to the foreigners’ schools. The Sultan, Government of İstanbul and the Ottoman bureaucrats seemed that they all had the same consensus about the inspection of the Protestants’ and foreigners’ schools. Making these schools get the licence and be under inspection occur as a basic effort of the government’s educational policy about foreigners’ schools. However, opening up the foreigners’ schools without any licence and the case that Muslim children attend those schools despite the Sultan’s prohibition point to an interesting fact in terms of educational policies of the Ottoman Empire. While Ottoman officers were encountering embassy and consular obstacles about the inspection, the staff of those foreigners’ schools were working in an untroubled way under the protection of the country they were the citizens of. Those foreigners’ schools can be referred to as education stations in the central area of influence of the great states.


Keywords


Ottoman, Education, Foreigners’ Schools, Protestants’ Schools, Inspection

Author : Halil ÖZEÇOĞLU
Number of pages: 01-29
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/diyalektolog.42766
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