Social Forces and Main Factors Influencing the Education in Turkey: A Historical Perspective

Uredi L., AKBAŞLI S., Kosece P., Vural G.

BULGARIAN HISTORICAL REVIEW-REVUE BULGARE D HISTOIRE, vol.2021, no.1-2, pp.226-244, 2021 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2021 Issue: 1-2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS), Historical Abstracts, Index Islamicus
  • Page Numbers: pp.226-244
  • Keywords: Education, Historical Perspective, Business World, Professional Organizations, Media Institutions
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The main objective of the research is to explain the social forces and main factors influencing the education in Turkey from a historical perspective. This study, based on document analysis, deals with the impact of social organisations such as Turkish Industry and Business Association, Turkish Confederation of Employers' Associations, The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other employers' organizations in the business world on the development of educational system within a historical perspective in Turkey. Besides, professional organizations such as Teachers' Unions, Bar Associations, Chambers of Medical Doctors, Chambers of Engineers, and non-governmental organizations and media institutions are analysed by means of document analysis. The findings indicate that the business world, when analysed in a historical perspective, made a great deal of effort into the education and had great impact on the formation of the education system.