Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/81636
Authors: 
Tansel, Aysit
Bircan, Fatma
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper, Turkish Economic Association 2008/9
Abstract: 
This paper first describes the educational system in Turkey and the two national examinations for advancing upper levels of schooling which give raise to the demand for private tutoring called “dersane” in Turkish. Second, the evolution of the Private tutoring Centers (PTC) are described and compared with the high schools in the country. Third, geographical distribution of the PTC, general high schools and the proportion of high school age population are compared over the provinces to give an idea about special equity issues. Other topics addressed include gender and PTC students, disruption of mainstream education, determinants of the demand for services of the PTCs, cost of PTCs and evidence on the effectiveness of PTCs
Subjects: 
Private Tutoring
Education
Demand for Education
JEL: 
I20
I21
I22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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