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Promoting Reading in Turkey

Mother Child Education Foundation in Turkey

http: / / www.acev.org /

Mother-child-education-programAÇEV is a non-governmental foundation supporting equal educational opportunities in Turkey, enabling children and adults from less privileged families to access information. The organisation was founded in 1993 and it has since supported ca. 600,000 people in evidence-informed projects. The projects target the children as well as [ ... ]

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Functional Adult Literacy and Women’s Support Program in Turkey

http: / / www.acev.org / educationdetail.php?id=25 & lang=en

In 1995, the Mother Child Education Foundation “Anne Çocuk Eğitim Vakfı (AÇEV)” began a literacy programme for women aged 15 and older, teaching them basic reading and writing skills in 200 hours, subject to funding by the national ministry of education in Turkey. A focus was placed on teaching the women practical reading skills they would be able to use in their daily lives, along with human rights education and citizenship skills. The “Reading Days” project targets women who have attended the [ ... ]

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The “Mother Child Education Program” in Turkey


Mother-child-education-programThe “Mother Child Education Program” by the AÇEV foundation targets families with children aged 5 or 6 years who do not attend preschool institutions. A holistic approach is pursued, taking all developmental perspectives into account (cognitive, emotional, social and physical development). The holistic [ ... ]

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More Information

Total population
80 694 485

Turkish (official)

Literacy rate
(age 15 or over who can read)

Total: 94.1%
Male: 97.9%
Female: 90.3%

Functional illiteracy
(de facto)
no data

Educational indicators
Primary (net) enrolment: 95%
Secondary (net) enrolment: 83%
Tertiary (gros) enrolment: 68%
School life expectancy: 13.8 years

Government expenditure
no data

Unemployment (age 15-24)

CIA World Fact Book, Human Development Report, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Wikipedia