Sohbets as Adult Education

  • Salih Cıngıllıoğlu
Part of the Middle East Today book series (MIET)


This chapter aims to provide the readers with the research findings regarding the educational aspects of sohbets in the Gülen Movement in terms of their schedule, location, announcement, organization of sohbet groups, the sohbet hocaları (the individuals who preach and/or manage the weekly gatherings), syllabus and content, aims and objectives, teaching and learning styles, and dropouts. The chapter closes with the complaints/criticisms of the participants on sohbets .


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  1. Kalyoncu, M. (2011). A civilian response to ethno-religious conflict: The Gülen movement in southeast Turkey. Clifton, NJ: Tughra Books.Google Scholar

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  • Salih Cıngıllıoğlu
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  1. 1.SarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina

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