A Research Study on Maintaining Girls’ Commitment to Education in Turkey

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  • Title: A Research Study on Maintaining Girls’ Commitment to Education in Turkey
  • Author(s): Ayse Belgin Aksoy, Z. Fulya Temel, Ilkay Ulutas, Nilgün Cevher-Kalburan, Zeynep Kurtulmus
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: The Learner
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Learning: Annual Review
  • Keywords: Equality in Education, Girls’ Education, Self-confidence, Decision-making, Behavioural Development, Education
  • Volume: 17
  • Issue: 5
  • Year: 2010
  • ISSN: 1447-9494 (Print)
  • ISSN: 1447-9540 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/1447-9494/CGP/v17i05/47065
  • Citation: Aksoy, Ayse Belgin, Z. Fulya Temel, Ilkay Ulutas, Nilgün Cevher-Kalburan, and Zeynep Kurtulmus. 2010. "A Research Study on Maintaining Girls’ Commitment to Education in Turkey." The International Journal of Learning: Annual Review 17 (5): 407-422. doi:10.18848/1447-9494/CGP/v17i05/47065.
  • Extent: 16 pages

Abstract

This study is one of many efforts conducted to support girls’ education and to prevent early marriages. It was conducted in the Karakeçili district of Kırıkkale province which has a relatively low level of school attendance by girls. The current study aimed at supporting self-confidence, decision-making and independent behavioural development of the girls attending primary education schools in the Karakeçili district and thus encouraging them to continue with secondary education. The experimental group included 13 female students, while 16 female students participated in the control group. An improvement programme was provided to the experimental group supporting self-concept, decision-making and independent behavioural development. Pre-test and post-test results indicated the effectiveness of the programme.