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ERIC Number: ED066268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar-17
Pages: 40
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The Efforts on the Eradication of Illitaracy in Turkey.
Bulbul, Ahmet Sudi
The push to eradicate illiteracy in Turkey was started in the early days of the Turkish Republic and has continued to the present, according to this report. The policies followed to increase the level of literacy in Turkey have differed from one time to another, and some of the measures that were taken became subjects of political controversy. The literacy figures given are based on census data taken by primary teachers in rural villages and small settlements where illiteracy is a problem. The political background and early efforts on literacy training--nation schools, literacy classrooms, the outcomes of literacy courses, some conclusions about the literacy campaigns, the literacy classrooms at the present and their problems--are sketched. The approaches used in literacy training are described in 3 sections (1) early literacy training efforts, including the adoption of the Latin Alphabet; (2) the institutions involved--people houses and people rooms (1932-51), people education centers and reading rooms, and other programs, for example, literacy training in the Army, 4-H clubs, agriculture extension courses, health education programs, home economics programs, and mobil courses for village boys and girls; and (3) the present plans for literacy training through primary education--the problems of expansion, the policies followed to solve the problems, and the planned targets for primary education. Overall results of the efforts on literacy training are discussed, and data showing differences in literacy rate by sex and age group are presented. (FF)
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Identifiers: Turkey
Note: Paper prepared for Midwest Regional Meeting, Comparative and International Education Society, East Lansing, Michigan, April 16-17, 1971