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The Turkish Educational System

Symposium Study Tour 2013 (Turkey)

Rick Bosch van Drakestein

on 3 June 2013

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The Turkish Educational System References Özelli, M. Tunç (January 1974). "The Evolution of the Formal Educational System and Its Relation to Economic Growth Policies in the First Turkish Republic". International Journal of Middle East Studies (London: Cambridge University Press) 5 (1): 77–92.
Turkey: Rapid Coverage for Compulsory Education— The 1997 Basic Education Program Author: Ilhan Dulger, May 2004; accessed on 4 November 2012
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. (2013). Education at a Glance Indicators Raw Data. Data retrieved March 28th, 2013 from http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/.
Boğaziçi University. Recovered on April 1st, 2013 from: http://www.boun.edu.tr
METU. Middle East Technical University. Recovered on April 1st, 2013 from: http://www.metu.edu.tr/
The Educational Structure! The Republic of Turkey Educational System By Rick Bosch van Drakestein Today's planning A piece of history Country: Turkey A Statistical Comparison A piece of history
A Statistical Comparison
The Educational Structure!
Universities in Turkey
Boğaziçi University
Questions? A piece of history 1924: Atatürk's Reforms: modernization and Westernization 1 A great national change in politics, religion and economy The complete institutional reorganization gave rise to Kemalism (secular) Ministry of Education The establishment of Turkish education as it is today: Compulsory education Classrooms as we know them Primary, secondary and tertiary education Still, Turkish education has been turbulent during the last two decades Before 1997 education was only compulsory
for 5 years only In 2012 the compulsory age was lengthened
from 8 to 12 years The Dutch Educational System The Turkish Educational System Students Schools Netherlands Turkey 7,800 (13) 58,800 (166) 3.7 million 16 million Age of compulsory education 5-16(...23) 6-18 Turkey Expenditure on education Students per class Tuition & Funding Graduation Rates Turkey The educational structure! Primary Education Secondary Education Tertiary Education Prior to 1997, primary school was 5 years, resulting in the Ilkokul diploma Age: 6-14 Age: 14-18 Age: 18-22...23 Then there was the optional Middle School of 3 years, resulting in the Ortaokul diploma Now, both diplomas are combined in the Ilkogretim diploma, after 8 years The subjects given on primary school include:
Turkish language and literature, mathematics, social studies, science, civics and human rights, the history of the Turkish Republic and Atatürk's reforms, a foreign language (English, French or German), religious culture and ethics, art/handicraft, music, physical education, traffic safety and first aid, and career guidance Students are graded from 1-5

2 being a passing grade (45/100) Technical/Vocational High Schools General High Schools Public High Schools (Standard Education),
Anatolian High Schools,
Anatolian Fine Arts High Schools
Anatolian Religious High Schools (Imam-Hatip)
Science High Schools
Private High Schools Focus on a certain type of profession Such as:
Tourism Vocational High Schools,
Industrial Vocational High Schools,
Electrical Vocational High Schools) When students complete the 9th grade, they choose one of four tracks:
Turkish language–Mathematics,
Social Sciences,
Languages. In 12th grade:
National University Entrance Examination International Relations, Law, Education, Psychology, Economy, Business Management, and so on Engineering, Computer Science, Medicine, and other Science related professions History, Geography, and Education. Language/Linguistics and language teaching. Grading is done on a 0-5 scale (2=passing) In order to continue to tertiary education... Their OSS grades are weighted according to their track.

Application to any major is possible, but they lose OSS points for a non-track related major There are Public and Foundation Universities
They are made up of: Faculties Universities are the main tertiary education institution, although some go to Military or Ministry-associated educations. Universities have complete autonomy in their curriculum. In 2008, out of 1.5 mln applications,
16,8% -> Bachelor prgrm, 15.1% -> two-yr prgrm high level education
scientific research
publications. Graduate
School Vocational
Schools Schools for Higher Education Two-year programs Standard education
graduate study
scientific research
applied studies

in more than one related subject area. School of Home Economics School of Foreign Languages Conservatory Vocational Middle East
Technical University I haz a question! Boğaziçi University Tuition: ~700 USD/semester Ataturk Institute for Modern Turkish History
Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Institute of Environmental Sciences
Institute for Graduate Studies in Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Graduate Studies in Social Sciences
Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute Faculty of Arts and Sciences Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Faculty of Education Graduate studies Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering Istanbul Strong link with American education system, it is one of the highest ranking in Turkey.
It selects only the best of students with the YGS-LYS The Chemistry Department

23 faculty members and 7 teaching staff
8 teaching and 18 research laboratories
3 central instrumental analysis laboratories, and a computer laboratory. Ankara Another High Ranking University 5 faculties 5 graduate schools 40 undergraduate studies 97 master, 62 doctorate
programs Faculty of Architecture
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences Faculty of Education Faculty of Engineering
Graduate School of Applied Mathematics
Graduate School of Informatics
Graduate School of Marine Sciences
Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences
Graduate School of Social Sciences Only 0.1% out of 1.5 mln is accepted in to the programs Chemistry Undergratuate program 5 departments
28 teachers Tuition is 600 USD per semester
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