The process of supervision in the Turkish educational system: Purpose, structure, operation

Memduhoglu H. B., AYDIN I., YIMAZ K., GUNGOR S., OGUZ E.

ASIA PACIFIC EDUCATION REVIEW, vol.8, no.1, pp.56-70, 2007 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf03025833
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.56-70
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to provide information on the purposes, structure and operation of the process of supervision in the Turkish educational system. In this paper, the historical development of supervision services in the Turkish educational system, as well as the purposes and principles of educational supervision in Turkey and the structure of supervision in the Turkish educational system are defined. Moreover, the organization of sub-systems of the Ministry of National Education and that of supervision at elementary schools, hiring supervisors, their training, duties and responsibilities as well as working principles are presented. In addition, a detailed analysis of the supervision of institutions and teachers by supervisors is included.