Summary: The presentation will include a short historical overview of adult education in Turkey and a broad description of the institutionalisation process, the legal setup, and the main providers of adult education both in the public and private sector. The focus will be on the recent changes in adult education, some of which are in line with the European Union practices. The final part of the presentation will cover a discussion of the problems such as research, funding, and the training of adult educators and professionalisation; and the challenges in developing quality adult education in Turkey.
Profile: Dr. Ünlühisarcıklı completed her M.A. on adult education at Boğaziçi University, Department of Educational Sciences. She studied in Manchester University to pursue her PhD on adult education. Dr. Ünlühisarcıklı has been teaching in the Department of Educational Sciences at Boğaziçi University, Turkey since 1999. Her research interests are adult vocational education, education in prisons, and adult literacy.