Batman Universitesi Yasam Bilimleri Dergisi
www.yasambilimleridergisi.com
Cilt 1, Sayı 1  Ocak-Haziran 2012  (ISSN: 2147-4877, E-ISSN: 2459-0614)
Martin DANSO, Mekki ULUDAĞ

NO Makale Adı
1356271192 Aşiret Mektebi And The Impacts

The AşiretMekteb-iHümayun, or Imperial School for Tribes instituted by
Sultan Abdülhamid II in the Ottoman era which sought to integrate tribal minorities
as part of a broader policy to strengthen allegiance to the Ottoman State and to make
it more powerful can generally be described as one of the “controversial” reforms of
the state.
Even though this program (schools) was short-lived spanning a period of 15 years
(1892 -1907), it still presents itself as a unique historical piece especially to its time and
therefore needs to be academically analyzed.
This paper analyzes the where, why and when questions relating to this program
such as the curriculum which was heavily based on the teaching of religion and the
strong emphasis on students learning the Turkish language, assess the impact of it
on the tribes as well as deliberate on it as to whether it can be described as a social
engineering process.