English Education Policy in Turkey


KIRKGÖZ Y.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION POLICY IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, cilt.13, ss.235-256, 2017 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/978-3-319-46778-8_14
  • Dergi Adı: ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION POLICY IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.235-256

Özet

The present article, which sets a global perspective, investigates foreign language education policy and planning (LPP) with reference to major education reforms that have taken place in Turkey. Adopting the six-point language-in-education planning framework developed by Kaplan and Baldauf (1997, 2003), the study focuses on the following issues: the geographical and historical context in which the LPP has developed in the Turkish context; motivation at the national and global levels that have been crucial in driving policy actors to introduce English in the medium of instruction (MOI) policy; roles and influences of the external/international as well as the national/indigenous LPP actors and organizations and their involvement in the LPP; the different goals - both linguistic and non-linguistic - set by relevant actors; implementation processes that are facilitated by the development of English LPP, and finally some insights are given into the educational outcomes of LPP at the micro-level. The article relies on empirical studies, education policies and relevant official documents as sources of data. Cukurova University is taken to illustrate how this institute of higher education has responded to the influences of globalization and internationalization at the micro level.