One of the most important reasons for the weakening of the Ottoman Empire was education; From the 19th century to the early 20th century a number of innovations were mad efor this subject. However, with the end of the state at the end of World War I and the start of the National Struggle, the educational activities continued under the conditions of war; with the expulsion of the enemy from the country and the proclamation of Atatürk as the Republic of Turkey on 29 October 1923, educational and cultural fields were included in the revolutions that would change the political, social, legal and economic structure of Turkish society; so will remove the Republic of Turkey on the level of contemporary civilization, it demonstrated a system that allows them to take more national and secular education of the new generations. In this study, Saliha Tomris Hanım, one of the first graduates of Konya female teachers, who started the Dârü'l-Muallimât / Girls Teacher School in Konya in 1915-1916 academic year, started her duty in Isparta during the National Struggle and continued in Konya after the establishment of the Republic. It will be examined; her contributions to education will be emphasized as a woman teacher who is a Kemalist and reformist.


Saliha Tomris Gunbay, Education, Atatürk, National struggle.

Author : Cemile TEKİN
Number of pages: 55-68
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Cappadocia Journal of History and Social Sciences
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