Syrian Children's Education and Integration Problems from Teachers' Perspectives

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Year-Number: 2022-Volume 14, Issue 3
Number of pages: 877-896
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Due to the war in Syria, Turkey has become the country that hosts the largest number of refugees in the world. With the refugees came problems that required solutions. The education of Syrian children is one of those problems. Turkey initially implemented short-term policies, expecting the war to end soon. When that possibility faded, long-term educational policies were devised, but a major communication problem emerged in classrooms as neither the Turkish teachers nor the Syrian students knew the language of each other. This study was conducted to obtain not only the opinions of the teachers who found themselves in that situation but also their recommendations to solve this problem. The teachers’ recommendations were twofold: preparatory language education for students who do not know Turkish and additional courses for those who are able to follow the curriculum with their Turkish peers to help them improve their proficiency in Turkish.

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