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Qualitative assessment of rural schools in Turkey (English)

The objective of this study is to assess the quality of primary education in rural and urban areas of Turkey. The study is a small-scale intervention to rural Turkish schools which have median resources and which have shown better success than other schools with similar resources. This is a school-effectiveness research aiming to answer the question which school characteristics lead to relatively higher performance compared with other schools with similar resources and student populations. The study will produce the following results:1. A picture of what is schooling like in rural Turkey, and what should or could be happening in classrooms and schools; 2) Identify schools that already embody good practices; 3) a) Assess (identify) good performance in schools, b) Quantify current degree of waste or inefficiency in the system; 4) Qualitative analysis on a few "good" schools of those identified statistically what is going right in those schools and why; 5) Examine how technical services to schools could be organized so as to optimize support for productive teaching and effective learning processes; and 6) Issues paper that summarizes the research as well as the policy discussion around the issue.




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Kuitunen,Hannu Oulevi

Qualitative assessment of rural schools in Turkey (English). Washington, DC: World Bank