Prof. Dr. Sedat SEVER
Prof. Dr. Sedat Sever completed his masters in 1985 at the Ankara University Graduate School of Social Sciences, Department of Education Programs and Instructions, Branch of Fine Arts Education. He completed his PH.D. in 1993 in the same branch as above. His Ph.D. Thesis titled “The Impact of Full Education Principles which are Used in Teaching Turkish on Students’ Comprehension and Writing Skills” is one of the first experimental studies. Sever is known for his theoretical work on conceiving child and youth literature as a scientific field of study. He has pioneered in organizing the first (2000), the second (2006) and the third (2011) National Symposium on Child and Youth Literature as well as founding (2000) of the “Ankara University, Faculty of Education Children’s Library” which is the first of its kind among the universities in our country. He was the associate dean of the Ankara University Faculty of Education (1997), chairman of the Department of Social Sciences in Secondary Schools (2003) and president of the Educational Programs and Instructions Branch (2005). He is the founding president and current president of the Faculty of Education, Department of Cultural Foundations of Education (2007). He is also the founding director of the Ankara University, Center of Applied Research on Child and Youth Literature (2009). He has individual and joint fourteen books and over fifty articles. He was advisor to many radio and television programs. He held responsibilities in various projects on the quality of teaching Turkish and the institutionalization of the child and youth literature.
Aysıt Tansel is affiliated with Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. She graduated as the top student of her class from Adana Girls High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree with high honors from Middle East Technical University, her masters from University of Minnesota and her doctorate from State University of New York. She has completed her postdoctoral studies at the Yale University and the Cornell University. Her areas of interest are Economics of Education in particular and Labor Economics in general. She is also interested in literature in particular poetry and folklore. Her translations in these areas in particular her poetry translations from Oguz Tansel are published in numerous journals and books.
He was born in İzmir and completed his primary, secondary and university education in İzmir. He received the bachelor’s degree in Turkish Language Education in 2007 from Dokuz Eylul University Buca Faculty of Education and in the same year he began the master programme in Turkish Language Education in Dokuz Eylul University Institute of Educational Sciences. In 2009 he was appointed as a research assistant at Mehmet Akif Ersoy University. In 2010 he received the master’s degree and in 2011 began the doctorate programme in Turkish Language Education in Ankara University Institute of Educational Sciences. Since 2011 he has been working as a research assistant in Ankara University according to Article 35 of the Higher Education Law and pursuing doctoral studies.