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CASE STUDIES: Higher Education in Turkey: Institutional autonomy an Responsability in a modernising society

Policy Recommendations in a Historical Perspective
CASE STUDIES: Higher Education in Turkey: Institutional autonomy an Responsability in a modernising society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Foreword

Dr Andris Barblan, former Secretary General,
Magna Charta Observatory

 

Historical background

1

Introduction

2

The Pre-Ottoman period

3

Higher Education in the Ottoman Empire

4

The Republican Period

4.1

The Single-Party Period: 1923-1950

4.2

The Democrat Party Period: 1950-1960

4.3

Expansion and Turmoil: 1960-1980

4.4

Radical Restructuring: 1981 to the Present

 

System Autonomy and Responsibility in a Modernising Society

1

The Growth since 1981: the current Size and Structure of the System.

2

Financing Higher Education

3

Outputs of the System

4

Governance and Autonomy: An Evaluation

5

Concluding remarks on the Present Structure of Turkish Higher Education

 

Recommendations

a.

by Kemal Gürüz

1

Basic Premises

2

Restructuring Vocational and Technical Education

3

From Secondary General Education to Higher Education

4

Enrolment Targets for 2025 and required Spending on Higher Education

5

The Governance of Higher Education

6

Miscellaneous

6.1

Reorganisation of Istanbul universities

6.2

Abolition of Part-Time Employment

6.3

Quality Assurance

6.4

Increasing Liberal Arts in Undergraduate Curricula

7

Concluding remarks

 

b.

by Üstün Ergüder

1

The National Councils

1.1

The Council of Higher Education

1.2

The Rectors’Conference

1.3

The National Accreditation and Quality Agency

2

The Functions of the University

2.1

Education

2.2

Research

2.3

Social and Public Service

3

Institutional Autonomy and Academic Freedom

4

Diversification

5

Governance

6

Financial Structure

7

Academic and administrative Staff

8

Quality Assurance and the University

9

University Access

10

Vocational Tertiary Education