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ERIC Number: EJ1065549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May-23
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
Opinions of Instructors about Reading Skills of Syrian Students Learning Turkish
Gün, Mesut
Educational Research and Reviews, v10 n10 p1424-1433 May 2015
The outbreak of domestic turmoil in Syria in 2011 forced Syrian people to seek refuge in the neighbouring countries, one of which was Turkey. This situation brought many problems, the primary of which was language. In this sense, teaching Turkish to Syrian students became a necessity. Therefore, conducting research on language skills was seriously important. This paper focused on educating Syrian students on Turkish reading skill. The work-group included 11 instructors working on Turkish teaching centres in Çukurova University and Adana Science and Technology University. Interview forms were used to get data prepared with the help of experts' opinions. Content analysis method was used in evaluating data. Data obtained from the interview forms were categorized and the codes were identified. The codes were interpreted and classified in accordance with their meaning. The same patterns of metaphors were grouped under the same title, then the frequency rates of the codes were identified. In order to explain the meanings of the codes, the instructors' opinions were quoted. According to the study data, the reasons for the difficulties in reading skill of the students are: being prejudiced to Turkish, feeling under pressure while reading Turkish texts, difficulty in explaining the meaning of any reading text, and alphabetical difference. It could be suggested that more sufficient texts should be used in classes and that instructors should be qualified enough to improve the students' reading skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Syria; Turkey
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