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
Deomed Publishing
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Çevrimiçi Erken Baskı / Online Preprint Issue
Invited Review
Received: April 25, 2020; Accepted: April 29, 2020; Published online: May 5, 2020
doi:10.2399/yod.20.726951; Copyright © 2020, Deomed
The Contribution of the Strengthened Capacity of Vocational Education and Training System in Turkey to the Fight against Covid-19
Mahmut Özer ORCIDID (E-mail)
Deputy Minister, Ministry of National Education, Ankara, Turkey
Education is one of the most heavily affected sectors by the negative consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. Countries make an effort to support their students via distance education solutions and to avoid the interruption of education. The same predicament is experienced by Turkey, where the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) presents the distance education via both its online education platform and television broadcasts. Considering the number of students in Turkey and the situation in other countries, MoNE is observed to have been successfully delivering mass distance education support and increasing the quality of its distance education through continuous innovations and improvements. In addition, MoNE has taken some important steps to strengthen the vocational education and training (VET) system in Turkey, elevating VET to a much more favorable status for students, teachers and various sectors. In the days of struggle with the Covid-19 pandemic in Turkey, VET has made a great contribution to the manufacturing of some urgently needed medical products, ensuring their ready availability. In this study, the current structure and the four major problems of VET in Turkey are discussed, the improvements made in VET after the introduction of Turkey's 2023 Education Vision are reviewed, the contribution of VET to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic is analyzed, and some suggestions are made on further strengthening the VET system in Turkey.
Keywords: Covid-19, education policy, school tracking, vocational education
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