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Dogancay, Seran – 1993
Turkish language reform began as a language simplification effort by literary figures of the late 19th century, gathering momentum in the 1920s and 1930s to become a large-scale planning activity to save Turkish from domination by foreign influences. Change in script was easy due to low literacy rates, but purification of the lexicon, by stylistic…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Diachronic Linguistics, Foreign Countries, High School Students
Ulusavas, Mualla – 1993
Modern Turkey is considered a bridge between the East and the West. Education in Turkey is operated and financed largely by public expenditures, and public education is free. Adult (nonformal) education is an extension of educational opportunities to people who could not benefit from formal education or who intend to expand their knowledge or…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Economic Development, Educational Development, Educational History
El-Sanabary, Nagat – 1989
Despite considerable progress by Middle Eastern and North African countries in improving opportunities for women to access and attain education at all levels, much remains to be done. This report focuses on three sets of highly inter-related determinants of access, achievement, and outcome--macro-level societal determinants, school…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
Lynn, Karen – 1992
This document is a sub-unit teaching plan for world history teachers who want to use multicultural concepts in the world history curriculum. The objective explored includes a student response to the Turkish question of "Who are we"? Teacher preparation involves defining social and cultural roots and outlining periods of Turkish history.…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Blum, Abraham; Isaak, Michel – Journal of Extension Systems, 1990
A study examined adaptations made prior to or during the adoption of the Training and Visit (T&V) extension system. This system was developed in Turkey, based on the Israeli experience of the developer, and was further refined in India. It was later adopted by many countries in Southeast Asia, Africa, and other parts of the world. Experience…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Adult Farmer Education, Agricultural Education, Agriculture
Beyani, Chaloka; And Others – 1994
This report not only examines the role of mass education in the integration of minorities into the society, but also examines the importance to minorities of the cultural transmission of their values and world view recognized by international standards. The general human right to education implies certain duties of the state under the 1948…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships
Barrows, Leland C. Ed. – 1990
This monograph examines the state of higher education in Turkey. Thirteen chapters cover: (1) "General Information on Turkey"; (2) "The Historical Development of Higher Education"; (3) "Administrative Structure"; (4) "The Teaching Staff"; (5) "Access to Higher Education"; (6) "Content and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Administration, College Curriculum, College Instruction
Myers, Robert G. – 1992
This paper presents a general rationale for investing in early childhood development (ECD) in Latin America that derives from scientific evidence about the importance of the early years in the formation of intelligence, personality, and social behavior. This rationale argues that the economic returns of ECD programs can be quite high (through…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Development, Child Health, Child Welfare
Ulusavas, Mualla – 1994
In Turkey today, 93% of all persons between the ages of 6 and 15 attend school, and 89.7% of males and 71.1.% of females over the age of 15 are literate. Turkey's largest adult education programs are public, free, and offered both within and outside the formal educational system by governmental bodies, national institutions, and voluntary…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Citizenship Education, Educational Development, Educational Objectives
Alderson, J. Charles; Wall, Dianne – 1992
The concept of washback, or backwash, defined as the influence of testing on instruction, is discussed with relation to second language teaching and testing. While the literature of second language testing suggests that tests are commonly considered to be powerful determiners of what happens in the classroom, the concept of washback is not well…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Environment, Educational Research, Educational Theories
Kagiteibasi, Cigdem – 1991
This document provides a bilingual (English and French) report on the Turkish Early Enrichment Project, a four-year longitudinal study of the impact of educational day care combined with mother training on child development. This comprehensive approach was compared with custodial day care and home care, both with and without home intervention. The…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Cognitive Development, Comparative Analysis, Day Care Centers
Demirel, Ozcan – 1991
The educational system of Turkey is discussed from a historical perspective. There are two main components to the educational system: formal education, which consists of preschool, primary, secondary, and higher education; and non-formal education, which provides educational opportunities for adults. Turkey has undergone a number of social changes…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Objectives
Lie, Suzanne Stiver, Ed.; O'Leary, Virginia E., Ed. – 1990
This book contains a collection of papers dealing with various aspects of the careers of women in academic life from an international, comparative perspective. Information detailing the status of academic women in nine countries is included along with analyses of these women's experiences in socio-historical context. The papers are grouped in four…
Descriptors: Economic Status, Employment Level, Females, Feminism
Dollerup, Cay; And Others – 1989
As part of the Folktale project, which explores similarities and dissimilarities in the response to literature from and in different cultures, advanced undergraduate students in classes on literary interpretation or literary history analyzed a Danish, a Greenlandic, and a Turkish folk tale. Two male and two female students in classes on literary…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Folk Culture, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Linn, James – 1987
A symposium on schools as part of a network of learning facilities took place in Segovia, Spain, in December 1986. Participants from 14 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member countries met to share the implications of network cooperation for educational buildings and their management. The physical isolation of schools…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Cost Effectiveness, Distance Education, Educational Complexes
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