International Journal of Middle East Studies


The Evolution of the Formal Educational System and its Relation to Economic Growth Policies in the First Turkish Republic

M. T. Ozellia1

a1 Fordham University New York, New York

During the last decade or so, educational institutions of developing countries have attracted the attention of social scientists as the prime movers of structural changes in such societies. Some of those who are concerned with economic development and growth have argued that a major barrier to economic development is not so much the scarcity of natural resources and capital, but rather the lack of trained manpower resulting from insufficient or mismanaged investment in training the ‘necessary manpower’.