Evaluation of class passing conditions of the failed students from the viewpoints of education ministry officials, school administrators, teachers and parents

Kalkan Ü., Koç A., Karadağ M.

3rd World Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (SCI-MATH-2017), İstanbul, Turkey, 28 - 30 August 2017, pp.46-55

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.46-55
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


This survey aims to evaluate the social promotion of class-repeating students, applied with the changes in regulations made by the TRNC Ministry of National Education, for promotion to a higher grade from the viewpoints of Ministry of Education and school administrators, parents, teachers and students. For this survey, the semi-structured qualitative interviews were used. A total of 100 participants were interviewed, including school administrators, teachers and students in a high school. Based on the findings, we concluded that social promotion of the failed students to a higher grade is a defective practice. Also, it is hard in Cyprus to try to fulfill learning deficiencies in the higher grade. Lastly, the ongoing practice of social promotion enforced in recent years was favoured, because the authorities aimed at preventing possible overcrowding in lower grades rather than meeting the requirements of contemporary educational system. Thus, this educational policy in concern has numerous disadvantages.