Etymological discourse concerning the concept of academic personnel in turkey: academics? academician? an empiric analysis

SOYŞEKERCİ S., Erturgut R.

World Conference on Educational Sciences, Nicosia, CYPRUS, 4 - 07 February 2009, vol.1, pp.2280-2290 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.401
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.2280-2290
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


In the literature two different concepts and approaches are available as academics and academician. The concept of academician being used for the academic personnel in Turkey gets contact with a wrong semantic shift. Because, the approach of academician is used as a title for the members in the science and art academy such as Academic Francaise, Academic Gouncourt and the Royal Academy based in the Continental Europe and the United Kingdom. Whereas, the concept of academics is mostly used in the United States as based on the process of academic career. In this study, the reasons of the mistake of usage of the concept of academician being used for the teaching staff in Turkey and the historical basis thereof are opened for discussion within the context of the approach and justifications so put forward. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved