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Turkey aims to transform into a knowledge society with a highly competitive economy capable of sustainable development and eventually become a member of the European Union. Education is of strategic importance in pursuit of these challenging goals, urging constant progress in equity, quality, education for democratic citizenship and formation of social capital. In case of failure, risks could emerge, specifically as regards social inclusion and integration, competitiveness and implementation of legislative reforms. This article argues, while education is a not an acquis per se, these risks could undermine Turkey’s accession to the European Union and threaten the likelihood of membership...Please click here to read the text in full.

 

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Batuhan Aydagül
Batuhan Aydagül

Batuhan Aydagül is the Director of the Education Reform Initiative (ERI). He is also a board member of Mother Child Education Foundation (AÇEV) and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. The author thanks Gözde Ertekin, researcher at ERI, for her research assistance.

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