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Hülya Kosar Altinyelken is a lecturer at the Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies and researcher at the Department of Child Development and Education at the University of Amsterdam.

She conducts research on issues relating to education reforms, curriculum change, pedagogical renewal and child-centered pedagogy in Uganda and Turkey. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the Education and Development department as a policy officer

Recent publications

  • Altinyelken, H.K. (forthcoming). Student-centred pedagogy in Turkey: Conceptualisations, interpretations and practices. Journal of Education Policy.
  • Altinyelken, H.K. (2010). Pedagogical renewal in sub-Saharan Africa: the case of Uganda. Comparative Education, 46(2), 151-171.
  • Altinyelken, H. K. (2010). Curriculum change in Uganda: Teacher perspectives on the new Thematic Curriculum. International Journal of Educational Development, 30 (2), 151-161.
  • Altinyelken, H.K. (2009). Educational challenges of internal migrant girls: A case study among primary school children in Turkey. Research in Comparative and International Education, 4 (2), 211-228.
  • Altinyelken, H.K. (2009). Coping strategies among internal migrant students in Turkey. International Journal of Educational Research, 48 (3),174-183.
  • Altinyelken, H.K. (2009). Migration and Self-esteem: A qualitative study among internal migrant girls in Turkey. Adolescence, 44 (173), 149-163.