ERIC Number: EJ1080067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
Progress towards Good-Quality Education for All in Turkey: A Qualified Success?
Comparative Education, v51 n4 p555-574 2015
Drawing from a range of secondary data sources, this paper succinctly overviews patterns of access to good-quality education in Turkey over the last 15 years. It also maps the policy context within which issues of access, quality and equity are examined. As a result of effective supply and demand side strategies, enrolment ratios beyond the primary level have also risen, with the average lower secondary enrolment currently standing at over 90%, and gender disparity has also been achieved at this level. Yet, educational expansion was less successful in the least developed eastern and southeastern regions of Turkey, particularly for girls. Turkey has also given a higher priority to the quality of education, in line with this global paradigm shift towards learning. However, learning levels remain low and largely unequal across regions, ethno-linguistic groups and socio-economic status. School segregation widens inequalities based on students' socio-economic status, which should be taken into account in the aftermath of the new education reforms.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Educational Policy, Access to Education, Equal Education, Supply and Demand, Enrollment, Gender Differences, Geographic Regions, Ethnic Groups, Minority Group Students, Socioeconomic Status, School Segregation, Educational Change, Outcomes of Education, Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, Scores, International Assessment, Reading Tests, Reading Achievement, Grade 4, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Science Tests, Science Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment; Progress in International Reading Literacy Study; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study