A Complex Issue in the Turkish Education System: Gender Imparity (2000-2015 Period)


ERÇETİN Ş. Ş., Aydin K. S.

WOMEN LEADERS IN CHAOTIC ENVIRONMENTS: EXAMINATIONS OF LEADERSHIP USING COMPLEXITY THEORY, pp.185-206, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

Abstract

The importance given to education and investment in it has increased since the various governments of Turkey realised that education is vitally important for them to be able to develop. Developed countries have undertaken vast improvements to provide equal education opportunities to all their citizens. However, inequality in education is still a big problem in developing and underdeveloped countries. Gender disparity, which is directly related to development, is one of the main disparities in the Turkish education system. Gender imparity is a complex problem encompassing a number of factors at its roots and its solution is also as complex. Some solutions for the educational problems have been searched for both at national and international arenas. Valuable efforts have been given to solve these problems via some partnerships and local initiatives. "Education for All" is one of the most worldwide goals It is sensitive to gender parity issues and Turkey is one of the member countries in this action. In this study, a qualitative research method will be used and the reasons of this complex problem, evaluation of the problem within the perspective of complexity, reasons of girls' non-attendance in Turkey, background information for the act, goals and the strategies determined for the issue, efforts and attempts of Turkey to deal with this chaotic problem will be handled and some suggestions for the solution of the problem will be given.