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ERIC Number: EJ1069560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
The Catch-Up Education Programme in Turkey: Opportunities and Challenges
Börkan, Bengü; Ünlühisarcikli, Özlem; Caner, H. Ayse; Sart, Z. Hande
International Review of Education, v61 n1 p21-41 Feb 2015
Turkish children between the ages of 10-14 who either never enrolled in primary education, dropped out of school, or were at least three years behind their peers had the opportunity of joining an accelerated learning programme. It was developed by the Turkish Ministry of National Education General Directorate of Primary Education as a response to the urgent need to secure these children's right to education. The programme, called "Catch-up Education Programme" (CEP), was implemented between September 2008 and 2013 in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to enable those children to complete several grades in a short time and then to continue their education with their peers. This paper presents the findings of a study, conducted in 2010, reviewing the challenges and opportunities experienced during the implementation process from the points of view of beneficiaries (pupils and parents) and implementers. The results are discussed in relation to educational policy and its implementation in general.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey