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ERIC Number: EJ837412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1740-2743
The Capitalistic Function of Education-Directed Social Responsibility Projects in Turkey within the Context of Relationships between the Private Sector and NGOs
Bicakci, Ilker C.
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v6 n1 May 2008
Similar to other underdeveloped countries, the Republic of Turkey is also faced with high levels of poverty and unemployment, and to ameliorate these problems the state has traditionally devoted much of its social welfare efforts towards improving health and education. Certain private sector corporations also recognize that to grow and advance their own organizations it is imperative that they too contribute to these welfare efforts. They are also cognizant of the fact that they have to preserve their prestige and win the sympathy of the society if they hope to preserve their economic lives. To this end many of these corporations are conducting social responsibility projects, generally doing so in collaboration with various non-governmental organizations (NGO's). The projects directed towards developing educational opportunities not only contribute--even if in a limited fashion--to social life, they also bring added value to the private sector and serve as corporate public relations work. (Contains 2 tables. Contains a bibliography.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey