Education in Fractal Stage: Uncertain Future and Unbalanced Changes

Yaylaci A. F. , YAYLACI F. G.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY-SOSYOLOJI DERGISI, vol.35, no.1, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.16917/iu/tjs.94162


To put it using Baudrillard's words, in the fractal stage, approaches -which consider no value, are not based on a real culture, and are out of balance-, have been shaping educational systems. As educational administration has been producing strategies that help sustain the world of simulation under the effect of approaches in line with the fractal stage, unbalanced changes not based on any law of value can be observed in educational systems. The main aim of this article is to evaluate changes and trends of recent years in Turkish education system based on distinct characteristics of the phenomenon which Baudrillard describes as 'fractal stage' as part of his simulation theory. It is suggested that such a study of continuing transformations in education system and educational administration will raise awareness of problems created by the approaches that are out of touch with the reality, have no referent, and are not the product of a system of values as envisaged by the world of simulation.