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Bridges, Pathways and Transitions by Gail Whiteford, Mahsood Shah

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Chapter 13

Tertiary Schooling Patterns and Disadvantaged Groups in Turkey

Yasar Kondakci1 and Deniz Orucu2,    1Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey,    2Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract

The young and dynamic population of Turkey makes it one of the most vibrant countries for tertiary education in the world. As a result, Turkish tertiary education has experienced a rapid expansion in the number of tertiary institutions, of academic staff members, and student participation rates in higher education, which is a result of the growing demand for tertiary education. However, socioeconomic and cultural disparities continue to restrict the access of the disadvantaged subpopulations into higher education and those disadvantaged ...

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