Professional ethics and moral values in Akhi institution

ŞAHİN R., Ozturk S., Uenalmis M.

World Conference on Educational Sciences, Nicosia, CYPRUS, 4 - 07 February 2009, vol.1, pp.800-804 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.143
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.800-804
  • Keywords: Akhi institution, ethic codes and moral values
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: No


Each profession has specific ethic codes which promote members of that profession reach highest standards. Although teaching professional ethics is accepted an important part of vocational education, personal characteristics and moral values of professionals largely ignored. Moreover, personal characteristics and moral values of professionals, is accepted in border of private life in today's world. The Akhi institution established in 13th century in Anatolia is one of the best examples of occupational foundation in the world ever. One of the reasons is the institution is not only interested in professional ethics but also moral values. The aim of the present study was to discuss the Akhi institution in respect of teaching professional ethics and moral values to candidates of profession. Then it was discussed how contemporary vocational educational system can be benefited from this old well designed system. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved