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Turkey

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...Country overview The Turkish education system is organized as follows: Preschool: noncompulsory Primary school: compulsory, 4 years Middle school: compulsory, 4 years High school: compulsory, 4 years University: non-compulsory...

Egypt

Country overview

...Country overview In 2014 the new constitution in Egypt reaffirmed the states responsibility to provide free education in public schools up to the secondary educational level, with the state spending no less than 4 percent of its gross...

Sexuality and Sexualization in Youth (Turkey)

Sinan Erten

Sinan Erten is a professor at Hacettepe University, Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Trends of youth and perceptions of sexual identity In Turkish society, attitudes toward homosexuality and heterosexuality vary from individual to individual. Many people find lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirited...

Role of Research and Knowledge Creation in Higher Education (Turkey)

Durmuş Özbaşi

Durmuş Özbaşı is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at Canakakle Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...HE, research and knowledge creation Universities are among the most important higher education institutions where knowledge is created, refined, and transferred. “University” is derived from the Latin word “universitas” and was used...

Curriculum in Primary Education (Turkey)

Banu Aktürkoğlu

Banu Aktürkoğlu is an associate professor at the University of Hacettepe, Turkey . Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Changes in curriculum In 2004, Turkey’s primary education curricula entered a process of reform. The main motivations behind these reforms were: to aid Turkey’s “transformation into an information society;” to encourage “globalization...

Curricula: Domestic Higher Education (Turkey)

Nergiz Kardas Isler

Nergiz Kardas Isler is a research assistant at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Designing, approving, and implementing HE curricula Program development studies in Turkey started in 1924 in primary school and continued in light of these developments into secondary school studies (Tekisik 1992). The Ministry of National...

Digital Technologies and Online Learning in Primary Education (Turkey)

Serkan Çelik

Serkan Çelik is an associate professor at Hacettepe University, Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Primary level (Grades 1 to 4) public schools in the Turkish education system are run by the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) with an enrolment rate of 98.9 percent. MoNE is officially responsible for hiring, assigning, and paying...

Transforming Civics and Conflict

Bassel Akar

Bassel Akar is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Director of the Center for Applied Research in Education at the Notre Dame University – Louaize, Lebanon. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Citizenship Education in Conflict-Affected Areas : Lebanon and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The provisions of citizenship education through a prescribed civics curriculum coupled with a dominant pedagogical culture of knowledge transference tested by accuracy of recall undermine any aims of formal schooling for active citizenship....

HIV/AIDS Education in Turkey

Education and HIV/AIDS : Education as a Humanitarian Response

Continuum, 2011

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...Introduction Nearly half of the population of Turkey is under 25 years with the median age range of 15 to 49 considered as the most at-risk group for HIV infection. The population’s knowledge of sexually transmitted...

Initial Teacher Education in Secondary Education (Egypt)

Zehra Toprak

Zehra Toprak is a PhD candidate in mathematics education at Gaziantep University, Turkey Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Research on initial teacher education Certain efforts have been made to reform initial teacher education in Egypt. One of these reforms, inititated by the World Bank’s “Staff Appraisal Report”, led to the establishment of the Egypt...