The Origins of Ataturk's Educational Thought
Keywords: Ataturk, Education, educator personality
We know that Atatürk is deeply interested in education, laid the intellectual foundations of Republican education, and has undertaken some practices in this field. As we know, he said that if he was not the President, he wanted to become the Minister of National Education and that his "real personality" was teaching and he was the teacher of his nation. The subject of our report is not Ataturk's views on education. His education views have been examined many times by us and by other researchers. In our paper, we will try to reveal the reasons for His deep interest in education. The origins of Ataturk's educational thought can be considered under four main headings: The environment in which He grew up; what the military profession brings to Him; Being a state founder and president; Educator traits in His personality.