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DOCTORAL PROGRAMS IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION: CURRENT STATUS AND FUTURE PATHWAYS FOR TURKEY

The purpose of this paper is to review the current state of doctoral programs in mathematics education in three Turkish universities. In this context, we first provide brief background information about Turkish higher education system and teacher education policies in Turkey. Then the major national initiatives towards future faculty development efforts are explained. Finally, the nature and components of mathematics education doctoral programs in Turkey is provided. In doing so, we provide information about admission procedures, requirements for coursework and dissertation, and employment opportunities for those with a doctoral degree in mathematics education.