Hasan Simsek

Hasan Simsek
T.C. Istanbul Kultur University · Faculty of Education

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This study analyses the functioning of a school as a social system in an atypical context with the purpose of generating propositions to tackle educational problems confronted by socially and economically disadvantaged groups attending these schools. Adopting the constructivist grounded theory, the analysis suggests that there is a kind of “vicious...
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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the state-of-the-art in tarining all levels of educational administrators
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The university model involving self-contained and compartmentalized disciplines has not changed in three stages of paradigm shifts for the modem university: (1) "teaching," (2) "research" built on the first stage, and (3) "service" built on the second stage. However, an "interdisciplinary approach," which is rapidly evolving toward a fourth paradig...
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The university model involving self-contained and compartmentalized disciplines has not changed in three stages of paradigm shifts for the modern university: (1) "teaching," (2) "research" built on the first stage, and (3) "service" built on the second stage. However, an "interdisciplinary approach," which is rapidly evolving toward a fourth paradi...
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Incl. bibl., abstract This study aimed at comparing administrative processes in two schools, one in the United States and one in Turkey, in light of the two distinct administrative paradigms: the Anglo-Saxon and Napoleonic traditions. The study showed that in the Turkish school, which is thought to be an example of the Napoleonic administrative tra...
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The world’s higher education systems are in the process of a profound transformation. While to varying degrees the general pattern of trends and developments is the same for both developed and developing countries, this profound transformation has become more challenging for the higher education systems of the developing world. In particular, many...
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The purpose of this article is to develop a new perspective of large-scale educational reform as long waves or long cycles in the history of Western industrialized countries (specifically the US). Kondratieff cycles refer to a "law of motion" in the capitalist mode of production: Since the establishment of the industrial capitalism in the late 18th...
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The purpose of this qualitative case study is to investigate the most common communication problems from the views of faculty members at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. The sample of this study consists of 50 faculty members including professors, associate professors, assistant professors, and instructors from five largest d...
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The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the curriculum development process in selected local vocational schools in Turkey through individual and group interviews. The participants included administrators, school-industry coordinators, teachers and students in selected secondary vocational high schools, and manage...
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Incl. abstract in English, German, French, Spanish and Russian; bibliographical references The data used in this paper were derived from a larger project which had the aim of critically evaluating the Turkish vocational education system on a number of different levels. This article examines the administrative and organizational practices in a selec...
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This paper analyzes an institutional change in a large, Turkish public university, the Middle East Technical University (METU), by using an anomaly-based change model. The model explains change as an organizational response to anomalies caused by internal and external organizational conditions. The study used a qualitative case study design that in...
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Based on interviews with 24 faculty members at a large, public university, this article reports the use of metaphors as a new conceptual strategy to analyze change in higher education organizations. Results of the study indicate that strategic choices guiding the behavior of the organization under study and the metaphorical images held by the facul...
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Proposes that strategic planning is a linear, rational model best suited for managing change under conditions featuring an equilibrium between internal and external environments. Suggests conventional managerial/planning techniques are inadequate for the turbulent 1990s, where many variables are in constant flux. Presents a paradigm change model em...
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If they are to be effective, organizations must acquire and create new knowledge in order to achieve their goals. Service organizations, such as schools, must employ the concept of organizational learning. Organizational learning is an intentional process directed at improving organizational effectiveness. The process involves four constructs--know...
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In 1995, the International Consultative Forum on Education for All commissioned case studies in developing countries as part of a mid-decade review of progress in expanding access to basic education. This paper examines a project in Turkey that provided basic education and health services to the children of seasonal agricultural workers. Between Ma...
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A model of organizational change that is based on Kuhn's paradigm theory is applied to a long-term planning process at the University of Minnesota. The data suggest that, although planning began in the mid-1970s, the 1980s saw a paradigm change that increased centralization in strategic orientation and a reduction in size and programs. The shift is...
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This publication, one of a series examining the issue of faculty workload and productivity, argues that the key to institutional change in higher education is the role of college faculty and offers recommendations for improving and measuring college faculty productivity. The paper begins with a conceptual model for discussing faculty productivity,...

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