Author(s): GÃ¼l?ah ESER, Abdullah ORAK
Girls’ Institutes among institutions which female education led to shape and improve during the Republican period have played an important role in both building modern and educated female profile that the Republic wants to create and in developing the vocational and technical education. After First Girls’ Institute under the name of ?smet Pa?a Girls’ Institute opened in Ankara, in 1928, more institutes started in many parts of Turkey, and it made project on female education widespread. Urfa Girls’ Institute is one of the institutes that were introduced in 1942 in this context. This institute rather has aimed to educate students about practical works and domestic information, and has played an essential part in creating the modern Republican women, however. It has been one of the most important milestones that should be paid sufficient attention to improvement in the female education in Turkey.