Educational Problems and Solutions in Turkey: The Views of District Governors

Erdem M. , AYDIN İ., TAŞDAN M., Akin U.

EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION & LEADERSHIP, cilt.39, sa.2, ss.242-256, 2011 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/1741143210390059
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.242-256


The main purpose of this article is to assess the opinions of district governors, who are the highest ranked civilian authority within a district, on educational problems and solutions at the local level. A qualitative research approach was utilized. The district governors believe that they have a very significant and active role in raising standards of education in Turkey. The findings show that district governors spend a considerable amount of time on education-related issues. The district governors asserted that central government should simply determine the general policies concerning education and provide them with more authority.