Literacy, Learners and Laws: A Turkish case study of surviving regulation



This article begins with a systemic overview of the historical
background of literacy education in Turkey from the beginning of the
Turkish Republic in the 1920s to the present day. The middle part of the
discussion focuses on the legal basis of adult literacy and basic education, the
programs that are in use, and the accountability and assessment systems.
Finally, a qualitative study illustrates how these systems apply to the everyday
practices of adult literacy education in Turkey.

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