The Great Leader Atatürk always believed in the indisputable role of education in the modernization of Turkey. In his speech at the opening of the Turkish Grand National Assembly on November 1st, 1925, he declared that the advancement of education called for the endeavors of the private sector and he summoned society to take part in the effort. The Turkish Education Association was established on January 1st, 1928, under Atatürk’s vision and leadership, supported by the founders of the Turkish Republic. The Association acquired the status of an ‘association for public benefit’ in the resolution of the Council of Ministers, dated December 12th, 1939, and since then, it has always been active in the field of education, making great contributions to the educational life in Turkey.
As a distinguished civil society organisation, the Turkish Education Association has a grand vision for the country, stimulating civil initiative in the area of education and playing an effective role in the endeavor to protect, maintain and develop the values of civilization.
Thier Mission is to:
Establish schools that offer high-quality education in Turkish and foreign languages.
Extend experience to all levels of education from pre-school to university level across the country.
Provide housing for students and support the education of successful students in financial need by providing countrywide scholarships.
Create scientific platforms to take Turkish educational standards to contemporary levels.
Expand activities of the civil initiative to international platforms as well.
Conduct research projects to raise social awareness regarding problems and solution for the existing system of education.
Take an active role in the formulation of the Turkish education policy.