School Adaptation Problem: Examining Turkish children born abroad

Volume 1 Issue 1 (2019)
Serhat ARSLAN Yasemin YILDIZ
Pages: 1-10 Download Count : 764 View Count: 1346 DOI Number 10.17220/tuara.2019.01.2 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


The purpose of this research is examining the problems encountered in the process of adaptation to school on the basis of Turkish children born abroad. The interview technique, one of the qualitative research methods has been used in this research. I, in the capacity of researcher have created semi-structured interview form. Interviews have been held with 11 students in different schools located in Istanbul and the method of purposeful sampling has been used. The students have been asked questions about the problems that they encounter with respect to the skill of using Turkish language, problems that they encounter in their relations with their teachers and friends, the interest of the counseling service and whether it is sufficient or not, what their feelings were when they returned to Turkey conclusively. The data obtained from the interviews have been analyzed using the method of descriptive analysis. The results obtained are as follows; The students underline the issues of speaking, writing and comprehension as the problems that they encounter with respect to the skill of using Turkish language. Although the ones who state that there is no problem have the same proportion, speaking, writing and comprehension prevail. Having lived in a different country since their birth contributes this significantly. The students expressed mostly the issue of comprehension as the problems that they encounter in their relations with their teachers. Since they do not have a good command of Turkish language, they naturally fail to comprehend the things told and have trouble with communication.

Keywords

  • Abroad
  • Turkish children
  • school
  • problem of adaptation
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