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Yunus Söylet

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Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
Süphan Nasır

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Burak Önal
2018 Volume 8
 
 
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Çevrimiçi Erken Baskı / Online Preprint Issue
Original Empirical Research
Received: September 15, 2017; Accepted: February 20, 2018; Published online: October 31, 2018
doi:10.2399/yod.18.016; Copyright © 2018, Deomed
An investigation of the factors causing inequality of opportunity in education in Turkey through rank order judgement from the perspective of academicians
Melehat Gezer1, Mustafa İlhan2 (E-mail)
1Division of Social Sciences Education, Department of Social Sciences and Turkish Education, Ziya Gökalp Faculty of Education, Dicle University, Diyarbakır, Turkey; 2Division of Mathematics Education, Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Ziya Gökalp Faculty of Education, Dicle University, Diyarbakır, Turkey
Abstract
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the factors which can cause inequality of opportunity in education in Turkey through the law of rank order judgement on the basis of academicians' views. The research was a quantitative descriptive study, which was carried out with 102 academicians. In the research, a data collection tool was used which consisted of the questions aimed at determining demographics of the participants, and factors that could lead to inequality of opportunity in education. The participants were asked to rank the variables of gender, socio-economic level, place of residence, geographical region, disability, religion and belief, ethnicity, native language, the number of children in a family, parents' characteristics and technological possibilities individuals have from the highest to the lowest potential to cause inequality of opportunity in education beginning with 1 until 11. The data collected in this study were analyzed by using the method of rank order judgement scaling. In consequence, it was found that academicians considered the socio-economic level as the most important factor causing inequality of opportunity in education in Turkey, which was followed by the place of residence (rural-urban areas), parents' characteristics, disability, geographical region, native language, gender, the number of children in a family, technological possibilities individuals have, religion and belief, and ethnicity respectively.
Keywords: Academicians, inequality of opportunity in education, scaling, the law of rank ordering judgements
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