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Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
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Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
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Volume 2, Issue 1, April 2012,
Page(s): 38-51
Conceptual Research
Received: March 19, 2012; Accepted: March 31, 2012; Published online: April 9, 2012
doi:10.2399/yod.12.010; Copyright © 2012, Deomed
Operationalization of Diversity in Turkish Higher Education System
Burak Kılanç (E-mail)
Research and Development Center, Istanbul Kültür University, Istanbul, Turkey
Considering the very obvious fact that the world has entered a phase of "knowledge economy", and countries' future welfare will highly depend on their ability to create and apply knowledge, one can quite easily infer that policy issues regarding higher education systems will be at the heart of governments' agenda, so the diversity and diversification. The case of Turkish Higher Education System will not be an exception. This paper attempts to develop a basis for prospective diversity studies on Turkish Higher Education System. At first, a six step "Research Stream" was proposed along with a detailed literature review evaluating previous research studies on HESs' diversity. In the light of the structure of contemporary Turkish HES, key components (players) of the system were determined and system's conceptual framework was depicted assuming that HESs are complex adaptive systems. A comprehensive Dimension-Setfor operationalization of diversity was then developed, reflecting inherent characteristics of and interactions between the components, at its widest possible extents. Data availability and/or data generation methods for each dimension were listed. The provided Dimension-Setand proposed "Research Stream" are deemed to foster prospective research studies on the diversity in Turkish HES.
Keywords: Complex adaptive systems, diversification, diversity, higher education institutions, higher education systems, operationalization, system analysis.
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