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Title:Negotiating Modernity: Early Childhood Education *Policy Development in Turkey in the Context of Seeking European Union Membership---a Case Study of the General Directorate of Preschool Education
Author(s):Ozturk, Yasin
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Daniel J. Walsh
Department / Program:Elementary Education
Discipline:Elementary Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Education, Administration
Abstract:As an instrumental case study, this study's focus is the General Directorate of Preschool Education in Ankara. The data were collected through multiple methods including interviews, document analysis, and observations in the actual context of the office. The use of multiple methods aided triangulation and a more inclusive understanding of the case presented (Graue & Walsh, 1998). The study's findings highlight the office of the general directorate as moderator of pressures coming from different agencies. These outside pressures, especially the EU, play important roles in the policy development process by affecting the office's goals, plans, standards, and even its operating definitions.
Issue Date:2007
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:198 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/80016
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3301207
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2007


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