TUZLA HALK EGITIMI MERKEZI (TUZLA PUBLIC EDUCATION CENTRE)
Tuzla Halk Eğitimi Merkezi (Tuzla Public Education Centre), located in Istanbul, Turkey, is a public adult education provider established in 1995. Tuzla Halk Egitimi Merkezi deals with non-formal education, including training, education, guidance and application activities organized in addition to, or outside formal education for individuals who have never entered the formal education system, or individuals who are at a certain level of the formal education, or who have left these levels for lifelong education. The great majority of the educational activities organized outside formal education institutions are carried out by our public training centre. The organisation’s expertise is mainly on vocational, social and cultural, and literacy courses for individuals at every age and educational level. Our organisation is focused on reforming the goals, programs and structures of the school system, giving emphasis to activities towards developing, extending and restructuring the non-school education and learning system in the context of lifelong education and shifting the focus of education from formal education to continuous education.
Some courses we organise at our centre can be listed as:
Social Integration, Cultural, Art and Sport Courses: Communication techniques, diction, sign language, communication at social and working life, family education, English (all levels), Arabic language course, literacy, folk dances, folk instruments, distance (open) high school, university preparation courses, Turkish art and folk music, drama, photography, guitar, flute, taekwondo, karate, tennis, gym, painting, theatre, and any demanded courses.
Vocational Courses: ICT, clothing, embroidery, carpet weaving, needlework, patch-work, handicrafts wood painting, handicrafts cloth painting, model plane, handicrafts glass decorating, glass blowing, central - heating and any demanded courses.
At our institution we have learners aged between 18 and 50+ generally coming from socio-economically disadvantaged areas. We are situated in the area where most of the people are migrants. Our school is at one of the most deprived areas of the region with a high rate of unemployment and economic difficulties as a result of poor working conditions and low wages.
The specific skills and/or expertise of key persons in the organisation:
Mr. Metin ÇANGIR, Headmaster He works as a headmaster at Tuzla Halk Egitimi Merkezi (Tuzla Public Education Centre). He has been involved and taken active role in remarkable local and international projects. He cooperates with a range of public and private organisations and NGOs. He takes charge in developing and implementing the projects at Tuzla District National Education Directorate as well. His level of Arabic is C2 and does translation from Turkish to Arabic and vice versa. His expertise on adult literacy and use of ICT effectively in daily life results in conveying his knowledge and skills to the target groups in the project. He has a good organizational skills and a good command of communication.
Mr. Akif GÜNER, Deputy headmaster (email@example.com)
He has bachelor's degrees on primary school teaching, international trade, local and public administrations. He is enrolled to the master programme, “Educational Administration and Supervision” at Marmara University at the moment. He works as a deputy headmaster at Tuzla Halk Egitimi Merkezi (Tuzla Public Education Centre) and is in charge of organising local social, cultural and vocational courses for adult learners under the lifelong learning programme of Ministry of National Education. He has expertise on teaching innovative digital literacy to students and adult learners. He takes an active role at iTEC programme (Innovative Technologies for Engaging Classrooms) financed by European Commission as a teacher trainer with the goal of providing a sustainable model for fundamentally redesigning teaching and learning involving project-based learning, building novel learning and teaching scenarios which maximise the engagement of learners in the future classroom through the effective use of ICT and web tools.