Gülçin Alpöge


PhD: George Washington University

M.A: New York University

B.A: İstanbul University

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae: 

Gülçin Alpöge was born in Istanbul, Turkey. She received her BA degree from the American College in Turkey in 1955, Certificate of Pedagogy from Istanbul University in 1958 and a MA degree in Education from New York University in 1959. Did post graduate work towards an EdS. at George Washington University during 1965-66. Worked at the George Washington University, Education Research Project Center, Washington, DC. In the years 1965-67. Taught Psychology and Social Psychology at the American College for Girls, Istanbul during 1968-69. Then she worked with pre-school children for 13 years in two different countries and in the foundation of two nursery schools. Alpöge received her PhD in Psycholinguistics from Istanbul University in 1983. She became Professor in 2002. She retired from Boğaziçi University, Faculty of Education where she taught “Children’s Literature” for 13 years among other subjects. Alpöge has written articles, and has designed curriculum programs. She has academic books, and translations of academic books. She was an editor for the Educational Journal of the Faculty of Education. She conducted a research on children’s books. She founded the small children’s books library at the Faculty of Education. She also writes children’s books. She writes in Turkish and has published 30 books and she has a CD where she reads her own stories for children. Having worked as a pre-school teacher she knows the kind of questions children ask and in her stories she uses these questions as a point of departure. She also retells fairy and folktales for children.



Brain and Education

Children and Their Environments (Pred.106)

Language Development (Pred. 207)

Children’s Literature (Pred. 311)

Workshop on Children’s Literature (Pred 480.01)

Curriculum Development (Pred. 211, 212, 490.03)

Introduction to Education [Ed 101]

Educational Sociology [Ed 102]

History of Turkish Education [Ed 202]

Pre-school Education 

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Social Psychology