Turkish Education: Innovation and Participation

November 7, 2012

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Batuhan Aydagül, the sixth annual Patricia Blunt Koldyke Fellow at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Access to primary and secondary education in Turkey has dramatically increased over the last decade. Yet only sixteen percent of fifteen year-olds in Turkey have test scores in reading, math, and science that are comparable to or above the OECD average, and Turkey’s education system ranks 32nd among 34 countries. Batuhan Aydagül, the sixth annual Patricia Blunt Koldyke Fellow, is leading the reform effort to ensure that Turkish students have access to quality and equitable education. Listen in to hear Aydagül share his challenges and successes advocating for innovative reforms for Turkey’s students.

The Chicago Council’s Patricia Blunt Koldyke Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship is funded by the Koldyke family to recognize to recognize emerging international leaders who are transforming society through innovative solutions to pressing global challenges—particularly those related to children. This year, the selection committee focused on education policy in Turkey.
 
Recorded Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at The Blackstone Hotel.