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A SURVEY OF MATHEMATICS EDUCATION DOCTORAL PROGRAMS IN TURKEY

This paper aims to review the current state of doctoral programs in mathematics education in Turkish universities. In this context, we first provide some brief background information about 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.