International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Educational Inequality in Turkey: Girls only?
Figen Ere┼č

Abstract
Aim of this study is to ascertain and evaluate the determinants of educational inequality in Turkey. In this study, national and international assessments and research results regarding the Turkish Education system have been examined, determinants of inequality in education were ascertained and evaluations have been performed. Educational inequality in Turkey is identified by three determinants of gender, socio-economic conditions, and quality of schools. Socioeconomic level is in itself an element of inequality and the basic determinants of inequality. It is clearly seen that inequality of income negatively effects education according to the findings. Turkey should therefore take precautions against income inequality and socio cultural structure should also be considered. Quality of schools can change according to region and school types. Analyses of problems in education impacted by economic, political, social, and cultural factors by the Ministiry of Education are the main recommendation of this study.

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