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ERIC Number: EJ978739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Turkey's Ministry of National Education Study-Abroad Program: Is the MoNE Making the Most of Its Investment?
Qualitative Report, v17 Article 40 2012
To answer an overwhelming demand for university faculty, Turkey's Ministry of National Education (MoNE) developed a scholarship program to sponsor graduate study abroad. After completion, program recipients are expected to serve in Turkey's universities. However, the cost of the program relative to the contributions of returning scholars has led to tremendous criticism. In order to explore whether this program is truly worth the investment, the author chose a qualitative research design to investigate the experiences of two program beneficiaries. The results revealed that their contributions were minimized by numerous institutional barriers; consequently, the system was unable to fully benefit from their expertise. The author concluded that the elimination of obstacles inherent in Turkish higher education was necessary to realize the goals of MoNE's graduate study program.
Descriptors: Investment, Outcomes of Education, Study Abroad, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Scholarship, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Barriers, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Practices, Participant Satisfaction, Interviews, Measures (Individuals), Cost Effectiveness, Audits (Verification), Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey