Human Capital Theory and the Promotion of the Entrepreneurial Attitude toward Early Education in Turkey

  • Sabiha Bilgi
Part of the Critical Cultural Studies of Childhood book series (CCSC)


This chapter’s concern is with human capital theory as it exerts a growing influence in the realm of early childhood education in Turkey, defining it as an investment in improving the quality and market value of the population. My aim is, first, to examine the constitution of early education along the axes of investment, capital, benefit-cost ratios, and quality in the context of Turkey. Second, I seek to shed light on how that constitution shapes the ways in which individuals engage with, and engage in, education, individuality, childhood, equality, and social change.


Human Capital Early Childhood Education Early Education Human Capital Theory Entrepreneurial Attitude 
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