The Place and impotance of Anadolu University Fine Arts Faculty Glass Department of Glass in Turkish Glass Education

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Ağatekin M., Asmaz C.

The Anadolu International Symposium on Arts Education, vol.3100, no.Eğitim Fakültesi Yayınları Özel Sayı 118, pp.6-17, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


The use of glass as a material - either in its natura! or artifıcial forms- dates back to earlier times in history. Thus, it has always b considered essential to transfer the acquired knowledge and experiences regarding glass production to the next generations effecf ly. The fırst attempts to realize this objective was the emergence and maintenance of master-apprentice relationships in worksho which was followed by the establishment of art and vocational schools so as to meet the increasing demands and expectations in sector. 

The industrialization of glass production in Turkey dates back to 1935, when Paşabahçe Factory started glass production. Howe the use of glass as an art material did not have that early, fast and regular development. 

Focusing mainly on Anadolu University Fine Arts Faculty Department of Glass, the current study presents the <lata regarding glass education in Turkey in general, the sample curricula from different departments or faculties offering such education, the nifıcance and inadequacy of available educational equipment in the current institutions, the role and the contributions of glass / design education to the glass industry, and the necessity of this education. The <lata obtained was analyzed through descript methods, and the results were discussed through comparisons and exemplifıcations ete. The place and importance of Anadolu U versity Fine Arts Faculty Department of Glass in Turkish glass education context were emphasized and compared with references its counterparts in Turkey in order to increase the level of awareness in the fıeld. 

Since glass education is a recognized and growing fıeld both in Turkey and the world, the attempts to improve this fıeld should supported by educational institutions as well as related state-run and private institutions. 

In this context, the current study is believed to provide insights into future academic research aiming to develop and structure teaching models, to vary the content of the programs focusing on glass education and to increase the quality of education offeı although it is a recently developing discipline in the fıeld of fıne art education in Turkey.