A Comparative Research About Basic Training In Turkey And EU Communities

Celep C., Gogus N.

3rd International Conference on New Horizons in Education (INTE), Prague, Czech Republic, 5 - 07 June 2012, vol.55, pp.62-69 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 55
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.478
  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.62-69
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


In every country, educational systems resist to the change more than other systems. This resistance is a result of the social mission that is associated with schools. When educational institutions which are in charge of transferring the changing values to the new generations, could not realize social changes; they tend to preserve their status quo and they adapt models from institutions which have changed before. These attempts do not fit into 'the unique structure of education' (Ozden, 2010: 154). Countries often carry out reforms to realize unique changes and establish the most appropriate system. In Turkey there has been a strong debate in society about the new elementary education and training legislation. Especially the contradictions about early childhood education and vocational training were justified by referring to the European Union educational systems which Turkey aims to be a member of (TBMM, 2012). This study aims to examine new Turkish educational system -namely 4+4+4 in colloquial speech- and basic educational processes of some EU countries' educational systems in a comparative way. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of The Association Science, Education and Technology