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The Republic of Turkey recognizes that a quality education system is essential for the country's development. High priority is placed on literacy and providing opportunities for all citizens, regardless of age, to have access to free programs that teach reading and writing. The Ministry of National Education recognizes the need to integrate traditional curricula with computer science and technology training.

In 2000, the population of Turkey was approximately 65.7 million. Approximately 30 percent of the population is under age fifteen. Thus, many Turks are being educated in schools that are undergoing continual changes in curricula and instructional techniques. The implementation of computers and information technology training at all levels of formal education will impact future generations.


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—Jo Anne R. Bryant

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