Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK
It is education that makes a nation live in a free, independent, glorious, high society; or leave to bondage and misery.

Horizontal axis education systems are focused on raising one type of person, equipped with similar characteristics and having average standards. If the individual experiences problems in reaching the standards set by the current system in the education process, he / she is excluded from many systems related to the education system as well as the education system. Today, the concept of lifelong education and 21st Century Skills are frequently discussed. Lifelong education and 21st Century Skills do not seem possible to be realized in the horizontal-axis formal education system. These new concepts are innovative solutions to reduce the disadvantages of horizontal axis understanding. However, it is not possible to find a solution to the problems of the system by adding these new features to the horizontal axis education system.

When talking about the axis change, it should not be considered suddenly turning the horizontal axis into the vertical axis. Because the rapid change in education systems alone may not meet all educational needs. For this reason, it may be more appropriate to create a two-axis education system by taking the advantages of the horizontal and vertical axis first. However, the dominant horizontal axis in education can show resistance to the entry of the vertical axis into the education system. The current system can weaken the vertical axis, making it inoperable easily. It may be difficult, but not impossible, to integrate two systems with different features to ensure that they work together. In order for the horizontal axis to work in harmony with the vertical axis, the necessary preliminary preparations should be made for the operation of these two axes in the education system. This preparation will require extensive practical technical preparation. However, there is a need to change the current and dominant perceptions of education before technical preparation. Without intellectual preparation, it is not possible to switch from the current horizontal understanding to the vertical understanding.

For this reason, it will not be easy to transform the horizontal axis education system that emerged with the long experiences of human beings. Perhaps the education system will be easier to change after a very long discussion period. Systems change easily, but the change of ideas created about those systems will be long enough to cost a few generations. For example, I am discussing this concept and perhaps someone will not fully grasp the scope of this discussion. Because they sincerely believe that perhaps small changes to the current education system will resolve all problems. The greatest challenge for such fundamental changes is the intellectual and technical commitment to systems that are trying to be changed. They are resistance to a new perspective, depending on the level of commitment of experts, politicians, those within the system, and various interest groups.

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