Demet Lüküslü, Begüm Uzun, and Yüksel Taşkın have recently published their research findings on youths and polarisation in Turkey supported by TÜSES (Türkiye Sosyal Ekonomik ve Siyasal Araştırmalar Vakfı) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.(1) For a while, politicians and political parties have been inclined to advance political polarisation in Turkey by using polarising strategies. In this sense, pious versus secular is one of the issues forcing individuals to take a stance on it and eventually shaping individuals’ political attitudes as well as lifestyles, in a vicious circle. Continue reading “Recent Research Findings on Youths and Polarisation in Turkey”
Since the Mid-2000s the process of designing and implementing a curriculum reform in Croatia has been taking place. It has been characterised by a number of controversies as it has resulted in heated discussions in academia. It has also become a major issue on the political scene, in the right and left wing bloc debates. The importance of the curriculum has been emphasised considering the key role formal education plays in the production and transition of cultural knowledge and the development of cultural literacy among young people. The school curriculum embodies dominant narratives in terms of identity formation processes, relationships to cultural heritage and inter-culturalism. Accordingly, some of the most addressed questions in the aforementioned debates in Croatia have been related to history interpretations, particularly regarding the Second World War, socialist era and the Homeland war for independence in the 1990s, which have been understood as the national identity fundaments. Continue reading “The intertwined relationship between politics and curriculum reform”
Can a cultural tradition be a process of acquisition of cultural literacy for new migrants? It is sometimes difficult to incorporate new migrants into the most traditional part of our local culture. However, any culture is a product of diverse cultural processes through history. And local tradition could be understood as not so local. Neither so traditional. And perhaps it could become an opening invitation for integration and sharing cultural practices with people from other countries. Continue reading “Integration and diversity in Catalan popular culture heritage”
Education reform is currently the most topical issue of the Latvian education system. The Latvian education system is undergoing serious changes. The existing education content is obsolete, therefore it is proposed to introduce changes in both the education system and education content. Education content is revised in the light of reports and policy documents both produced domestically and at European level (e.g. the European Commission’s report Continue reading “Latvian Education Reform: Topical Issues in the Sphere of Cultural Literacy”
About the Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop organised by FHF
Film Heritage Foundation (FHF) is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2014 in Mumbai, India, dedicated to the conservation, preservation and restoration of India’s film heritage, which are valued both as works of art and culture and as historical documents. Film Heritage Foundation in association Continue reading “Preserving Cinematic Heritage of India”
MSGSU, the CHIEF’s partner in Turkey, is launching a new talk series titled “Debates on Youth” with the collaboration of ISTAG.
Their first guest,
Assoc. Prof. Dr Hakan Yücel (Galatasary University, Department of Sociology),
will present “Generations, youth movements and myths in Turkey”
on 26 October 2018 at 18:00. Location: MSGSU, Department of Sociology.