Vocational Schools in Turkey: An Administrative and Organizational Analysis


The data used in this paper were derived from a larger project which had the aim of critically evaluating the Turkish vocational education system on a number of different levels. This article examines the administrative and organisational practices in a selected group of secondary vocational schools in Turkey from the point of view of school administrators, teachers and industrial managers. The results indicate that the Turkish vocational education system is characterised by a centralised, top-down bureaucracy, which inhibits innovative capacity. The authors argue that a degree of decentralisation is necessary at various levels of the system.

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Simsek, H., Yildirim, A. Vocational Schools in Turkey: An Administrative and Organizational Analysis. International Review of Education 46, 327–342 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1004026400023

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  • Education System
  • Vocational Education
  • Large Project
  • School Administrator
  • Organisational Practice