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Education: Vocational: Turkey
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Vocational education for women in Turkey had a modest beginning, with evening vocational and arts schools for women established in 1932. These were followed by home arts and sewing courses for women in 1938 (UNDP 1999). Although the status of women in Turkey has advanced considerably over time, and much progress has been achieved in narrowing the educational gender gap, the female labor force still remains at a disadvantage. Only in 1990 did the constitutional court annul the law (Article 159 of…

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Pak, Soon-Yong, “Education: Vocational: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0255d>
First published online: 2009



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