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ERIC Number: EJ1219236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-5210
The Pre-Service Teachers' Metaphorical Perceptions about Syrian Asylum Seekers' Children
Tezcan, Gamze
International Journal of Progressive Education, v15 n2 p9-29 2019
The aim of this study is to explore the metaphorical perceptions of pre-service teachers about Syrian asylum seekers' children. A metaphor analysis method was conducted with 160 pre-service teachers during the spring semester of the 2017-2018 academic year. Data was collected by a metaphor analysis form. Qualitative and quantitative data analysis were both conducted. Inductive content analysis was done to derive conceptual categories from the metaphors and the frequencies and percentages of participants who represent each metaphor and each category were calculated. The findings show that most of the pre-service teachers perceive Syrian asylum seekers' children as traumatized and helpless and need support of others. In addition, there is a category which qualifies Syrian asylum seekers' children as dangerous. Different from all other categories, only the 'Children' category underlines the equity of them with the other children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education; Elementary Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Syria; Turkey