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ERIC Number: EJ961888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec-12
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
A New Group about Teaching Turkish to Foreigners: Refugees and Refugee Students
Arslan, Akif
Educational Research and Reviews, v6 n21 p1011-1017 Dec 2011
In today's world for countries, teaching language and communication became an important issue for making these countries' cultures spread and making them powerful and effective in the global world. A way to make Turkey effective and well known is teaching Turkish and Turkish culture refugees are important opportunity for this. This study is one of a unique study in Turkey done about teaching Turkish to temporary staying refugees in Turkey. Aim of this study is describing Turkish situation learning of refugees. At the first phase of this study, a scale developed by researcher with 27 items is used. This scale prepared both in Turkish and Persian and applied to 199 refugees chosen with improbable random sample method. Analyzing of the data is done by two different statistical analyze (arithmetic mean and standard deviation). Second phase of the research is a qualitative research designed in descriptive model For this constructed or semi-constructed questions are prepared and asked the Turkish teachers in whose classes at least one refugee student takes place. Answers are analyzed by content analyzed based on coding. In this study these are found: Refugees have positive attitudes about learning Turkish, they think they have lack Turkish communication skills and learning Turkish is necessary in terms of their socio-economic lives, they want to attend courses to learn Turkish. Also refugee students attend education in formal education institutions and have serious problems about "reading, writing, speaking, listening" skills. This study investigated that: though refugees have positive attitudes about Turkish, they have problems in communicating with Turkish. Thus, they emphasized that learning Turkish will increase the opportunity of refugees about finding a job. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey