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Private Supplementary Tutoring in Turkey Recent Evidence on Its Various Aspects

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  • Aysit Tansel

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    (Department of Economics, METU)

  • Fatma Bircan

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    (Department of Economics, Karaelmas University)

Abstract

This paper first describes the educational system in Turkey an the two national examinations for advancing upper levels of schooling which give raise to the demand for private tutoring called “dersane” in Turkish. Second, the evolution of the Private tutoring Centers (PTC) are described and compared with the high schools in the country. Third, geographical distribution of the PTC, general high schools and the proportion of high school age population are compared over the provinces to give an idea about special equity issues. Other topics addressed include gender and PTC students, disruption of mainstream education, determinants of the demand for services of the PTCs, cost of PTCs and evidence on the effectiveness of PTCs.

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Paper provided by ERC - Economic Research Center, Middle East Technical University in its series ERC Working Papers with number 0802.

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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2008
Date of revision: Apr 2008
Handle: RePEc:met:wpaper:0802

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Keywords: Private Tutoring; Education; Demand for Education;

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  1. Aysit Tansel, 1999. "Public-Private Employment Choice, Wage Differentials and Gender in Turkey," Working Papers 797, Economic Growth Center, Yale University.
  2. Tansel, Aysit, 2002. "Determinants of school attainment of boys and girls in Turkey: individual, household and community factors," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 21(5), pages 455-470, October.
  3. Tansel, AysIt & Bircan, Fatma, 2006. "Demand for education in Turkey: A tobit analysis of private tutoring expenditures," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 25(3), pages 303-313, June.
  4. Aysit Tansel & Fatma Bircan, 2004. "Effect of Private Tutoring on University Entrance Examination Performance in Turkey," Working Papers 0407, Economic Research Forum, revised Mar 2004.
  5. Tansel, A., 1992. "Wage Employment, Earnings and Returns to Schooling for Men and Women in Turkey," Papers 661, Yale - Economic Growth Center.
  6. Tansel, Aysit, 2004. "Public-Private Employment Choice, Wage Differentials and Gender in Turkey," IZA Discussion Papers 1262, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  7. Bray, Mark & Kwok, Percy, 2003. "Demand for private supplementary tutoring: conceptual considerations, and socio-economic patterns in Hong Kong," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 22(6), pages 611-620, December.
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Cited by:
  1. Aysýt Tansel, 2013. "Private Tutoring and the Question of Equitable Opportunities in Turkey," Working Papers 2013/6, Turkish Economic Association.
  2. Gurun, Ayfer & Millimet, Daniel L., 2008. "Does Private Tutoring Payoff?," IZA Discussion Papers 3637, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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