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Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2022, Vol. 17(2) 131-164

Examining the Programs of Political Parties in terms of the Structure of the Turkish National Education System

Ahmet Çoban

pp. 131 - 164   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/epasr.2022.442.7   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2202-24-0002

Published online: June 01, 2022  |   Number of Views: 109  |  Number of Download: 312


Abstract

Education systems are largely shaped by the policies of political parties. Political parties try to express their policies regarding the structure and functioning of the education system through party programs. As in all countries, policies regarding the education system have an important place in party programs in Turkey. The aim of this study is to examine the programs of political parties in Turkey in terms of the structure of the Turkish National Education System; the aim is to present their views on “Pre-School Education”, “Primary Education”, “General Secondary Education”, “Vocational Technical Secondary Education”, “Higher Education” and “Non-Formal Education-Adult Education-Continuous Education”. In this context, it is important to express the similarities in the objectives of the political parties regarding the structure of the Turkish Education System. In this study, the qualitative research method was used. The data of the research were collected through document analysis. The study population consisted of all the political parties in The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (GNAT). The sample of the study consists of five political parties selected according to the criterion sampling method, which is one of the purposive sampling methods. These political parties can be listed as follows according to the number of members: 1.Justice and Development Party (JDP), 2.Republican People's Party (RPP) 3.Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) 4.National Movement Party (NMP) 5.Good Party (GP). The data sources of the study are the party programs of political parties. The documents regarding the party programs were taken from the official websites of the parties. In the context of suitability for the purpose of the study, the documents were analyzed by the content analysis method. The findings of the research are given without adding the researcher's comment, according to the themes and codes created. According to the findings, there are quite a lot of statements about the structure of the Turkish National Education System in the programs of political parties. As a result of the analysis, it has been determined that there are many similarities in the programs of the five parties, although there are many differences in the objectives of the parties regarding the structure of the Turkish Education System.

Keywords: Political Parties, Party Programs, Education, The Turkish National Education System


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APA 6th edition
Coban, A. (2022). Examining the Programs of Political Parties in terms of the Structure of the Turkish National Education System . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 17(2), 131-164. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2022.442.7

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Coban, A. (2022). Examining the Programs of Political Parties in terms of the Structure of the Turkish National Education System . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 17(2), pp. 131-164.

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Coban, Ahmet (2022). "Examining the Programs of Political Parties in terms of the Structure of the Turkish National Education System ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 17 (2):131-164. doi:10.29329/epasr.2022.442.7.

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