The Reflection of Neoliberal Economic Policies on Education: Privatization of Education in Turkey

Arslan Bayram


APA 6th edition
Bayram, A. (2018). The Reflection of Neoliberal Economic Policies on Education: Privatization of Education in Turkey. European Journal of Educational Research, 7(2), 341-347. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.2.341

Harvard
Bayram A. 2018 'The Reflection of Neoliberal Economic Policies on Education: Privatization of Education in Turkey', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 341-347. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.7.2.341

Chicago 16th edition
Bayram, Arslan . "The Reflection of Neoliberal Economic Policies on Education: Privatization of Education in Turkey". (2018)European Journal of Educational Research 7, no. 2(2018): 341-347. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.2.341

Abstract

This research reflects neoliberal economic policies by demonstrating the privatization of education in Turkey. The increase in the number of students of private schools and private schools in Turkey along with the relationship between public education investments and household income of education have been explained by using the document analysis technique from qualitative research methods. As in many countries, public education in Turkey has been removed from the basic human rights and commercialized and transformed into a commodity that has been bought and sold. Neoliberal transformation aims to generate a strong and dependent structure that eliminates political and economic freedoms. The documents published by the Ministry of National Education and the Turkish Statistical Institute were obtained from the relevant institutions and the data were analysed. It has been concluded that education has undergone a rapid privatization in Turkey, while investments in public education have decreased rapidly. Also the funds required to be allocated to public schools have been transferred to private schools, and the education rights of the children of poor families have been diminished.

Keywords: Neoliberalism, education policy, privatization in education.


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