Summarized biography of Gelengül Haktanır
has completed her bachelors degree at Hacettepe University in the department
of Home Economics on Child Development and Education between 1976-1981; and her
masters and doctorate education at Ankara University Faculty of Educational
Sciences on Child Development between 1984-1994.
1981-1984, she worked as a preschool teacher; in 1984 she was appointed as a
research assistant to Ankara University Faculty of Home Economics, Department
of Child Development. In 1996 she was appointed to the staff of associate
professors in the same department, and in 1997 she received the title and
authority of Associate Professor in the Department of Child Development and
1999 she was appointed to the staff of associate professors in A.U. Faculty of
Educational Sciences, Department of Primary Education-Preschool Education, and
in 2004 she was appointed as a professor. Alongside her duties as a professor,
she is continuing her education and studies by participating in various
educational seminars, conventions, conferences, and workshops in Turkey as well
as in many different countries.
1998 she is the president of national committee of World Organization for Early
Childhood Education (Organisation Mondiale Pour L'Education Prescolaire OMEP);
Association for the Development of Early Childhood Education in Turkey-TOÖEGD.
2002 she is continuing her membership on the advisory board of Mother-Child
Education Foundation (Anne Çocuk Eğitim Vakfı-AÇEV); and since 2006 she is a
member of TÜBİTAK Books Publication Consultation and Assessment Council. Between
2006-2012 she was a member of TÜBİTAK Curious Pupy-Meraklı Minik Children Magazine
is working in Ankara Universitys and Faculty of Educational Sciences administrative
jobs and commissions while also making contributions to Republic of Turkey Ministry
of National Education Basic Education Head Offices in-service education
seminars, and all the voluntary work of the Foundation that she is the president
In the spring semester of 2011, as a
guest scholar, she has conducted observations and examinations, and attended
scientific meetings at the State University of New York at Binghamton in United
She is still working as a professor
in Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Primary Education-Preschool Education.