Fatma Mızıkacı, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Ankara University

Short Biography

Dr. Fatma Mızıkacı received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the Middle East Technical University and MA in TEFL from Bilkent University. She is specialized in higher education systems, policies, curriculum, and instruction. Her main research interests include European and international higher education, privatization, program evaluation and accreditation, Bologna process and higher education policies, higher education systems and policies in Turkey, Central Asia, Europe, and the US. She was a visiting scholar at UNESCO-CEPES in 2004. UNESCO published her book Higher Education in Turkey in 2006. As a UNESCO scholar, she got involved in EU and international projects and published books and book chapters in Demographic Trends in Higher Education, Private Higher Education, Total Quality Management in Higher Education, The Role of Education and Ideology in Re-building Nation-States in Post-Soviet Societies, and Mega Trends in European Higher Education. Between 2005 and 2014 in different periods, she taught classes at Middle East Technical University in Turkey and Cyprus and at Zhetysu University in Kazakhstan. In 2016, she became a TÜBİTAK scholar, worked with Peter McLaren at Chapman University in the USA, and conducted a large-scale project on Critical Discourse Analysis in Higher Education: A Case of two University Models in California. She is the co-editor of A Language of Freedom and Teacher’s Authority: Case Comparisons from Turkey and the United States (2017, Rowman & Littlefield). She is currently working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Faculty of Educational Sciences at Ankara University, Turkey. She teaches Curriculum and Instruction, Theory of Curriculum, Ideology, and Philosophy of Curriculum, Qualitative Research and Higher Education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Speech title: Education of the Generation Z: Dilemmas, Challenges, and Opportunities