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Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2022, Vol. 17(3) 102-124

Challenges and Solutions of Syrian Refugee Children in the Process of Acquiring Basic Language Skills

Halil Taş & Muhammet Baki Minaz

pp. 102 - 124   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2204-04-0003

Published online: September 01, 2022  |   Number of Views: 81  |  Number of Download: 289


The aim of this study is to determine the problems experienced by Syrian refugee children in the 1st grade primary school in the process of acquiring basic Turkish language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and the solutions to these problems according to the views of teachers, parents and students. Since the most Syrian refugees in the world are in Turkey, this study was based on basic language skills in Turkish. This research was designed as a survey model. The study group of the research consists of 126 classroom teachers, 15 parents and 15 students. In the research, criterion sampling method was used to determine the participants to be surveyed, and snowball sampling method was used to determine the participants to be interviewed. The research data were collected with the data collection tool titled "Teachers' Opinions on Basic Language Skills" developed by the researcher and a semi-structured interview form. Frequency (f) and percentages (%) were used in the analysis of quantitative data, and descriptive analysis technique was used in the analysis of qualitative data. It has been concluded that Syrian refugee children have problems in describing the text they listen to determining the subject of what they listen, and answering questions about what they listen. In the study, it was determined that Syrian refugee children had severe problems related to the acquisition and use of basic Turkish language skills. It has been concluded that these children can be solved by providing basic Turkish language skills with contemporary approaches, methods and techniques enriched with appropriate materials and supported by technology and cultural elements.

Keywords: Turkish language, Turkish course, basic language skills, migration refugee children, literacy

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APA 6th edition
Tas, H. & Minaz, M.B. (2022). Challenges and Solutions of Syrian Refugee Children in the Process of Acquiring Basic Language Skills . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 17(3), 102-124. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2022.461.5

Tas, H. and Minaz, M. (2022). Challenges and Solutions of Syrian Refugee Children in the Process of Acquiring Basic Language Skills . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 17(3), pp. 102-124.

Chicago 16th edition
Tas, Halil and Muhammet Baki Minaz (2022). "Challenges and Solutions of Syrian Refugee Children in the Process of Acquiring Basic Language Skills ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 17 (3):102-124. doi:10.29329/epasr.2022.461.5.

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