A GENERAL EVALUATION ON ADULT EDUCATION IN TURKEY
According to the Basic Law of National Education, there are a number of characteristics that are required to be found in the individuals who are trained. These are listed as citizenship education, personality training and vocational training. After 12 years of compulsory education, the optional education process begins. Individuals receive higher education or non-formal education according to their preferences. Adult education continues throughout life. Deviant behaviors, complaints, lawsuits and crime rates have been rising in Turkey especially in recent years. The number of individuals who do not obey the rules increases and behaviors that damage the conscience of society emerge in society. Adult education must be performed more effective in order to achieve the goals and objectives of education. The aim of this study is to reveal to what extent the general aims and objectives of Turkish National Education System are achieved in terms of adult education. In this context, the questions about complaints, lawsuits and criminal cases, the problem of not obeying rules, the situation of non-formal education, and adult education’s becoming mandatory in some areas are sought. As a result, it has been concluded that more than half of the population of the society has complaints, lawsuits and enforcement proceedings, there is an increase in bad behaviors in society, adult education is more likely to increase professional skills, and partial compulsory education in adult education is a positive step. The study ended with discussions, conclusions and recommendations.
Keywords: Turkey, Turkish National Education System, Anomie, Adult Education, Partial Obligation