p-ISSN 2146-796X
e-ISSN 2146-7978
Yunus Söylet

Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
Süphan Nasır

Associate Editors
Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2020 Volume 10
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Volume 4, Issue 3, December 2014,
Page(s): 148-157
Literature Review
Received: September 19, 2014; Accepted: October 18, 2014; Published online: July 15, 2015
doi:10.2399/yod.14.015; Copyright © 2014, Deomed
Transition to higher education in Turkey
İsa Eşme (E-mail)
Former Deputy President, Council of Turkish Higher Education; Istanbul Arel University, Istanbul, Turkey
In countries like Turkey, where the youth population percentage is high but the higher education prospects are limited, university and college admission exams are of great importance; because of its impacts on the secondary education or even on earlier stages. Because of this vital importance, "transition to higher education" is one of the hottest topics on education in Turkey. In order to fully understand what was experienced in the transition from secondary education to higher education (in history and nowadays) and to create rational solutions for the future; it's crucial to know the history of the system applied for university admissions. In the article, after giving some summary on the system of transition to higher education in Turkey, the successful aspects and the shortcomings of the current system is evaluated. And after this analysis, specific recommendations are presented under the topic: new pursuits, supported by supply/demand data.
Keywords: Transition to higher education, university admission exams.
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