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Overview of Newly Designed Turkish Educational System
March 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
The design of Turkey’s educational system has changed several times since a national system was instituted in the 1920s. In March of 2012, a new design was adopted to increase the length of compulsory education to 12 years and meet academic standards similar to EU and OECD countries. The new design is referred to the public as the “4+4+4 education system,” and is formalized in “Primary Education Law #6287.” Students must now attend 4 years of primary education, 4 years of secondary school and 4 years of high school. What are the challenges and opportunities that this new design presents to Turkish educators?
This is a brown-bag lunch event.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Dr. Özlem Bas is an associate professor of literacy in the Elementary Education Department at Hacetteppe University in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Her scholarship focuses on literacy, teaching and classroom management. She taught as an elementary teacher for nine years before earning her Ph.D. at Gazi University in Ankara. She has been a visiting scholar for four months in the Departments of Teacher Education and Educational Psychology and Educational Technology, with generous support from Hacettepe University. During her visit to MSU, she and Dr. Douglas K. Hartman are studying teacher perceptions of online reading comprehension.