Surname : HAKTANIR
E-Mail :,
Phone Number : 0312.3633350/5113
Title : PROF.DR.
Department : Department of Elementary Education-Preschool Edu.
Personal Information

Summarized Biography of Gelengül Haktanır                                         

     She has completed her bachelor’s degree at Hacettepe University in the department of home economics on Child Development and Education between1976-1981; and her masters and doctorate education at Ankara University on Child Development between1984-1994.

   Between1981-1984, 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 1994 she was appointed to the staff of assistant professors in the same department, and in 1997 she received the title and authority of Associate Professor in the Department of Child Development and Education.

  In 1999 she was appointed to the staff of associate professors in A.U. Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Elementary School-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.

   Since 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 - ADECET.”

   Since 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. Since 2011 she has been carrying the duties as a Preparation and Scientific Advisory Committee Member for the “Kids’ TEMA Environmental Education Program” which was prepared by The Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion (TEMA) and Association for the Development of Early Childhood Education in Turkey (ADECET) and being applied around the country by the voluntary preschool teachers. Between 2006-2012, she was a member of TÜBİTAK “Curious Pupy-Meraklı Minik” Children Magazine Publication Council.

  She is working in Ankara University’s and Faculty of Educational Sciences’ administrative jobs and commissions while also making contributions to Republic of Turkey Ministry of National Education Basic Education Head Office’s in-service education seminars, and all the voluntary work of the Foundation that she is the president of.

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 States.

      She is still working as a professor in Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Elementary Education - Preschool Education.