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From VOA Learning English, this is the Education Report.

This is the VOA Learning English Education Report.

Education is a growing issue of dispute in Turkey between those who support religion and government and those who oppose it. Opponents are criticizing Turkey's National Education Council for its proposal to require religious classes in schools. The two sides also dispute a council-supported plan to begin what it calls "values education" for the youngest students

In addition, the main opposition group in Turkey, the Republican People's Party has objected to a proposal to teach the Ottoman language in schools. Turks no longer speak the language. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejects the criticism

He says people will learn and teach the language. The National Education Council advises Turkey's Ministry of Education. The council called for required religious classes in high schools to be changed from one to two hours weekly and extended to all ages

Cengiz Aktar writes about politics for the newspaper Zaman Today, and teaches at Suleyman Sah University. He says the reforms fit well with president Erdogan's goals.

"For years, Erdogan wanted to create a new, pious youth, ethically correct according to the canons of his mind and his lecture of Islam, and he is just putting this into practice," Aktar said.

Religious schools in Turkey are known as imam hatips. The number of these schools shortly increased during Mr. Erdogan's leadership as prime minister. In 2004, 65,000 children attended them. Now that number is more than  one million.

The schools provide 13 hours weekly of religious training. Boys and girls are separated in the schools. In recent years, many non-religious schools have become imam hatips. A mother said many times parents receive no warning of such change

The changes have led to protest in Istanbul. Mr. Erdogan argues that religious education offers an answer for social problems children face, including illegal drugs and racism.

Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate governs Islam in the country. A top official with the agency says that the policy of a religiously neutral government is weakening religious life in Turkish society

Istar Gozaydin is an expert on religion and the state at Dogus University in Istanbul. She says the government is changing Turkish society.

"The Presidency of Religious Affairs is being more active in, for example, hospitals, women's shelters. So apparently a more conservative society is being tried to be constructed. However, there is not much respect for the freedom from religion," Gozaydin said.

And that's the VOA Learning English Education Report. I'm Jonathan Evans

 文本来源于LK英语乐园[report整理] SENEWS-2014-12-18



除此之外,土耳其最主要的反对派——共和党人反对在学校教授奥斯曼语言的提案。土耳其人已经不说这种语言了,土耳其总统Recep Tayyip Erdogan拒绝接受这一批评。


Cengiz AktarZaman Today报纸写政治报道,他在Suleyman Sah 大学任教。改革符合Erdogan总统的目标。


土耳其的宗教学校被称为imam hatips。在Erdogan担任总理期间,这样的学校就迅速增长。2004年,6万5千名孩子上了宗教学校。如今这个数字已经超过100万人。

这些学校每周提供13小时的宗教训练。男生女生分开上学。最近几年,很多非宗教学校变成imam hatips。一位学生的母亲说很多家长没有收到这样变化的警告消息。



Istar Gozaydin是一名宗教专家,同时还是伊斯坦布尔Dogus大学的国家事务研究员。她表示政府正在改变土耳其社会。


以上就是美国之音慢速英语的教育报道,我是Jonathan Evans。