A Comparison of Formal Educational Systems between Turkey and Tanzania

Volume 5 Issue 1
Ali Salim Ali
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Different decades have witnessed dissimilar emphases on education systems, and brought to the field of new perspectives for scholarly exchange. This can be seen in Turkey nowadays where the education system is more centralized and improved compared to other African countries like Tanzania. The purpose of this study is to compare the two systems of education between Turkey and Tanzania from pre-primary to secondary school level. Comparisons were made on the general goals of education, finance, training programs, government support, students paying fees and age criteria. The classic model of Bray and Thomas for comparative educational analysis was used. The two systems were compared by documentation in the tabular form. The results show that the Tanzania education system of 1+6+4+2+3+ differs compared to that of Turkey 4+4+4 in various dimensions, even though there are few similarities among them.


  • Comparative education
  • scholarly exchange
  • Turkey’s education system
  • Tanzania’s education system
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