Neoliberal Transformation Of Education In Turkey
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✏Neoliberal Transformation of Education in Turkey Book Summary : Neoliberal policies have had an impact on educational systems globally. This book provides a detailed and critical analysis of neoliberal educational policies and reforms in Turkey by focusing on the Justice and Development Party's reform efforts over the last eight years.
📒Educational Transformation ✍ Akamai University
✏Educational Transformation Book Summary : Educational Transformation is a discussion of the advancement of higher education for the betterment of the human condition and sustainability of the planet. The authors are fully committed to this mission and have addressed elements in this book which will assist likeminded professionals in their contributions toward human advancement. Akamai is dedicated to the betterment of the human condition and sustainability of the planet.
📒Moving Beyond Technicism In English Language Teacher Education ✍ Yasemin Tezgiden Cakcak
✏Moving beyond Technicism in English Language Teacher Education Book Summary : Arguing technicism fixates on methods and techniques at the expense of larger social issues in education, this book advocates a critical and liberal approach to teacher education through examples from the author’s studies with critical teacher education within the limiting space of Turkey’s standardized technicist teacher education curricula.
📒Universities In The Neoliberal Era ✍ Hakan Ergül
✏Universities in the Neoliberal Era Book Summary : This book explores the question of how and to what extent the ongoing neoliberal transformation of higher education exerts influence on the university and academic everyday life in different societies. By listening to, observing, and comparing the critical voices of academics and students – the voices that matter – the book reviews first hand experiences from different societies and university cultures located within the European and semi-Mediterranean landscape, including the Czech Republic, Morocco, Turkey, and United Kingdom. By bringing together original fieldworks combining the structural analysis of the neoliberal shift with the academic individual’s repositioning, struggle and response, the book documents a number of similarities and differences experienced in different academic cultures. The chapters present a rich variety of subjects, including academic labor, academic identity and knowledge production, (un)employment, (in)equality, academic feminism, oppression and resistance from ethnographic, political and sociological perspectives. This timely and insightful volume will appeal to researchers, academics, students and advocates of academic freedom from different disciplines and academic cultures whose agendas prioritize higher education policies, university systems, academic production and academic labor.
✏The Transformation of the Turkish Education System and the Culture of Neoliberalism Book Summary : "The educational system of Turkey has been undergoing an influentialneoliberal transformation for the last decade. It has been redefined, restructured and reorganized through four major reforms and acts; the 2005 Curriculum Reform, the FATIH Project and Intel Teach Program, reformation of disciplinary mechanisms, an intensive use of standardized tests, and the 4+4+4 Reform. In this qualitative inquiry, I examine the field of meanings and practices that constituted these reforms and acts to in order to draw a conceptual and theoretical framework to understand the nature of the transformation of the Turkish Education System. In this study, I depart from narrow classical economy- based understandings of neoliberalism and utilize cultural understandings of neoliberalism.I use a methodology that draws from insights from critical ethnography, narrative inquiry and Foucauldian discourse analysis. I collected data from the fieldwork over a 12-month period and consulted a wide range of documents in order to make sense of the cultural transformation of the Turkish Education System.I found that the Turkish Education System has been going through a cultural transformation, that emphasizes psychologization of pedagogy, the computerization of education, Islamization of the system and regular controlling of students and teachers. The logic that pursues this shift is a neoliberal agenda that advocates for marketization of education, defines education as a personal and private endeavor. This logic claims that the educational system is in a crisis of efficiency and productivity that can be saved by computers, promotes religious education, and aims to systematically control students and teachers through new mechanisms of disciplining and an intensive use of standardized tests." --
📒Women In Turkey ✍ Gamze Çavdar
✏Women in Turkey Book Summary : This book provides a socio-economic examination of the status of women in contemporary Turkey, assessing how policies have combined elements of neoliberalism and Islamic conservatism. Using rich qualitative and quantitative analyses, Women in Turkey analyses the policies concerning women in the areas of employment, education and health and the fundamental transformation of the construction of gender since the early 2000s. Comparing this with the situation pre-2000, the authors argue that the reconstruction of gender is part of the reshaping of the state–society relations, the state–business relationship, and the cultural changes that have taken place across the country over the last two decades. Thus, the book situates the Turkish case within the broader context of international development of neoliberalism while paying close attention to its idiosyncrasies. Adopting a political economy perspective emphasizing the material sources of gender relations, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Middle Eastern politics, political Islam and Gender Studies.
📒Kurds Of Modern Turkey ✍ Cenk Saraçoglu
✏Kurds of Modern Turkey Book Summary : The role of the Kurds in Turkey has long been a controversial issue, although discussion has generally been focused around the political and cultural rights and activities of the Kurds. This book aims to bring a new approach to this contentious subject by shifting attention to the changing popular image of the Kurds in Turkish cities. It focuses particularly on the ways in which the middle-class in Turkish cities develop an exclusionary discourse against the Kurds. Cenk Saraçoglu investigates the social origins of such a perception by bringing into focus how neoliberal economic policies and Kurdish migration have transformed urban life in Turkey.
📒Reproducing Class ✍ Henry Rutz
✏Reproducing Class Book Summary : Middle classes are by definition ambiguous, raising all sorts of paradoxical questions, perceived and real, about their power and place relative to those above and below them in a class-structured society. Focusing on families of the new middle class in Istanbul, the authors of this study address questions about the social construction of middle-class reality in the context of the rapid changes that have come about through recent economic growth in global markets and the global diffusion of information technology. After 1980, Turkey saw a structural transformation from state-owned and managed industry, banking, and media and communications to privatization and open markets. The idea of being middle class and the reality of middle-class practices became open for negotiation and interpretation. This study therefore offers a particularly interesting case study of an emergent global phenomenon known as the transnational middle class, characterized by their location of work in globalizing cities, development of transnational social networks, sumptuary consumption habits, and residences in gated communities. As the authors show, this new middle class associates quality education, followed by property and lifestyle issues, with the concept of a comfortable life.
📒Islamization Of Turkey Under The Akp Rule ✍ Birol Yesilada
✏Islamization of Turkey under the AKP Rule Book Summary : This book examines the decade in office of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its efforts to transform the Turkish republic toward a more Islamist-oriented system. If it succeeds, Turkey’s dramatic shift will be the most important change in the Middle East power balance since the 1979 Iranian revolution and will have equally devastating effects on Western interests. For more than 80 years Turkey has been ruled by the secular democratic structures created by Kemal Ataturk. Now, however, the rise of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its series of electoral victories are creating a new system. Whilst portraying itself as a centre-right reform party, the AKP has been accused of having an Islamist agenda. After almost a decade in power, there is serious evidence that this claim is true. At home, the AKP has been changing basic Turkish attitudes and institutions, from buying up a large portion of the country’s media to revising its laws, and even taking the lead in the writing of a new constitution. Internationally, Turkey has moved away from the West and Israel toward Iran and radical Islamist groups. While its intentions—and ability to fulfil them—are still unclear, the AKP has been leading the most important transformation of Turkey since the formation of the republic after World War I. This book systematically examines the AKP’s ideology, support base, actions in office, and goals. This book was published as a special issue of the Turkish Studies.
📒Authoritarianism And Resistance In Turkey ✍ Esra Özyürek
✏Authoritarianism and Resistance in Turkey Book Summary : This book offers an in-depth overview of Turkish history and politics essential for understanding contemporary Turkey. It presents an analysis on a number of key issues from gender inequality to Islamism to urban regeneration. Based on interviews with leading intellectuals and academics from Turkey, the book’s theme follows the dramatic transformations that have occurred from the 1980 military coup to the coup attempt of 2016 and its aftermath. It further draws attention to the global flows of capital, goods, ideas, and technologies that continue to influence both mainstream and dissident politics. By doing so, the book tries to unsettle the assumption that Erdoğan and his Islamic ideology are the sole actors in contemporary Turkey. This book provides unusual insight into the Turkish society bringing various topics together, and increases the dialogue for people interested in democratic struggles in 21st century under neoliberal authoritarian regimes in general.