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Postcolonial Studies in Education

Neoliberal Transformation of Education in Turkey

Political and Ideological Analysis of Educational Reforms in the Age of the AKP

Editors: Inal, K., Akkaymak, G., ?nal, Kemal (Eds.)

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Neoliberal policies have had an impact on educational systems globally. This book provides a detailed and critical analysis of neoliberal educational policies and reforms in Turkey by focusing on the Justice and Development Party's reform efforts over the last eight years.

About the authors

KEMAL INAL is an Associate Professor of Education at Gazi University in Turkey.
GULIZ AKKAYMAK is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Reviews

"A highly readable, well-theorized, and biting evaluation of the neoliberal-cum-Islamo-conservative reformation/reformulation of schooling and education in Turkey over the last 30 years. Its wide-reaching and trenchant analysis makes clear the importance of understanding and critiquing the neoliberal and neoconservative assault on public services, public sector workers, and education globally. In addition, it exposes the Islamicization of education and society in Turkey under the AKP government, belying Western approbation of Turkey's supposed 'moderate Islam.'" - Dave Hill, chief editor, Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies and visiting professor of Education at the Universities of Athens (Greece), Middlesex (England), and Limerick (Ireland)

"This is an important book that deserves serious attention, especially at this precipitous historical moment of the crisis of neoliberal capitalism. The authors sound a dire warning that, if not heeded, will sound the death knell for public education. Clearly what is happening in Turkey is a global problem that requires a global solution: the struggle for a socialist alternative to transnational capitalism." - Peter McLaren, professor in the Division of Urban Schooling, the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, The University of California, Los Angeles, US


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • The Political Economy of Education in Turkey: State, Labor, and Capital under AKP Rule

    Yücesan-Özdemir, Gamze (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • The Educational Politics of the AKP: The Collapse of Public Education in Turkey

    İnal, Kemal

    Pages 17-30

  • Constructivism and the Curriculum Reform of the AKP

    Ünder, Hasan

    Pages 33-45

  • The Marketization of Primary and Secondary School Curricula and Textbooks under AKP Rule

    Özmen, Ünal

    Pages 47-57

  • Curriculum Change in Turkey: Some Critical Reflections

    Koşar-Altınyelken, Hülya (et al.)

    Pages 59-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neoliberal Transformation of Education in Turkey
Book Subtitle
Political and Ideological Analysis of Educational Reforms in the Age of the AKP
Editors
  • K. Inal
  • G. Akkaymak
  • Kemal ?nal
Series Title
Postcolonial Studies in Education
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Kemal ?nal and Güliz Akkaymak
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-09781-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137097811
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-34128-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34405-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 267
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