AN ANALYSIS ON THE MASTER AND DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS ABOUT TITLED RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN TURKEY (1986-2019)
TÜRKİYE’DE YAPILAN DİN EĞİTİMİ BAŞLIKLI YÜKSEK LİSANS VE DOKTORA TEZLERİ ÜZERİNE BİR ANALİZ (1986-2019)

Author : Ahmet Ali ÇANAKCI
Number of pages : 277-306

Summary

The aim of this article is to examine and analyze post graduate dissertations of religious education in terms of different variables such as type, year, gender, foreign language, university, method, institute, department and number of academic advisors, between years 1986-2019. The research model was adopted and literature review, document analysis and focus group interview methods were used. In this context, the research is descriptive and cross-sectional. In the research, it was determined that there were 415 post graduate studies registered in the database of National Thesis Center of Department of Publication and Documentation of Higher Education Council. 328 of these studies, are master thesis and 87 are doctoral dissertations. Since the theses without access permission could not be reached, 272 master thesis and 78 doctoral dissertations, totally 350 post graduate studies, were examined in terms of various variables. According to the results of the research; “men” as the gender variable, “Turkish” as the language variable, “Marmara University” as the university variable, “formal religious education” topic as the subject variable,“ literature review” as the method variable, “institute of social sciences”as the institute variable, “philosophy and religious sciences” as the department variable, “religious education” as the science variable, and“ single academic advisor”as the number of academic advisors in post graduate studies. According to the results of the research; “men” as the gender variable, “Turkish” as the language variable, “Marmara University” as the university variable, “formal religious education” as the topic variable, “literature review” as the method variable, “institute of social sciences” as the institute variable, “philosophy and religious sciences” as the department variable, “religious education” as the science variable and “single consultant” as the number of consultant variable in post graduate studies. However, in recent years, post graduate studies on religious education have gained momentum in terms of new subject orientations and method with some deficiencies. Conducting these studies based on scientific research paradigms has also improved in quantity and quality.

Keywords

Religious Education, Formal Religious Education, Informal Religious Education, Master Dissertation, Doctoral Dissertation

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