26 October 2017
The polarising topic of education is back on the political agenda in Turkey, with the government and opposition making differing cases for change
- Turkey’s education system is in need of reform, with the country slipping in international league tables of key subjects
- The debate on the issue has become highly politicised, highlighting the differences between the government’s and opposition’s vision of Turkey’s future
- Despite ideological differences over the changes, the biggest challenge facing Turkey’s education system is a top-down approach that has seen fifteen significant overhauls in as many years
Turkey is set to undergo another round of education reform with the announcement that a new National Monitoring Exam (Milli Izleme Sinavi – MIS) is set to replace the Transition from Primary to Secondary Education test (Temel Ogretimden Ortaogretime Gecis – TEOG). The changes are the latest attempt by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to modernise an education system that is widely accepted as…
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