Assessing institutionalization of educational reforms

Ahmet Aypay, Serpil Sezer Kalayci

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This study aims to assess the institutionalization of a major reform in the faculties of education in Turkey in the 1990s. A survey was administered to faculty members in eight faculties of education in the academic year 2005-2006. Factor analysis, t-tests and ANOVAs, and OLS regressions were used. Findings indicate that the most problematic area of re-structuring was "program change" caused by coercive pressures. The study concludes that institutionalization of the re-structuring has not yet been fully achieved, and an alternative re-structuring process is proposed. All three types of pressures were related and they influence one another. Normative pressures were found to be more powerful in this type of re-structuring process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)723-736
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Development
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Change
  • Coercive
  • Cognitive pressure
  • Curriculum reform
  • Educational development
  • Institutionalization
  • Normative pressure
  • Teacher education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science


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