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Trends In Primaryeducation In The World And Turkey

  • Mehmet Gultekin


    (Anadolu University)

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    When compared with the other countries, primaryeducation in Turkey has different characteristic in terms of the number of students which extends 10 million, its structureand the way it is processed. This study first aims at comparing the state of education in Turkey and the other countries. Secondly it deals with the trends in primary education in Turkey and the other countries. Thus this study suggests that the most peculiar characteristic of primary education in Turkey is considering the population, its huge number of students when compared with that of the other countries. This study also implies that the duration of the compulsory education in Turkey is insufficient. In order to cope with the trends growing all around the world, the following trends should be taken into consideration: Increasing the schooling rate in primary education, extending the duration of compulsory education in such a way that it covers the secondary education, suggesting 2 or 3 stage primary education, studying the benefits and boundaries of 3 or 4 term training period, having the primary education programme prepared by the expert institutions free from ministry of education, attaching importance to acquiring talent ability related to life long learning, employment and social participation through primary education programme, attaching importance to activities which enable students to become an active and responsible person, and developing teachers’teaching skills.

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    Article provided by Anadolu University in its journal Anadolu University Journal of Social Sciences.

    Volume (Year): 7 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 2 (December)
    Pages: 477-502

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    Handle: RePEc:and:journl:v:7:y:2007:i:2:p:477-502
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