International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1949-4270   |  e-ISSN: 1949-4289

Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2022, Vol. 17(4) 255-273

Investigating Syrian Learners’ Needs According to Various Variables within the Framework of Teaching Turkish to Children as a Second Language

Hati̇ce Di̇lek Çağ

pp. 255 - 273   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/epasr.2022.478.12   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2207-30-0001

Published online: December 05, 2022  |   Number of Views: 78  |  Number of Download: 262


Abstract

The current study aims at identifying and analysing language needs of Syrian children under temporary protection. In line with this, we administered the “Needs Scale for Learning Turkish”, “Needs Scale for the Content” and “Needs Scale for the Process” developed by Çağ (2022) to 194 primary school students. We adopted survey model, one of quanlitative research methods, and used percentage, arithmetical mean, Mann Whitney U and Kruskal Wallis tests to conduct the analysis. We concluded at the end of the analysis that students’ needs about the goal of learning Turkish included establishing a communication with the teacher, having a job and finding a job in Türkiye in the future. The study findings revealed that students’ goals of learning Turkish varied significantly according to grade level, time period of living in Türkiye and use of Turkish out of school, whereas there was no significant difference according to gender. On the other hand, students’ needs in terms of skills were not affected by grade level, gender, time of living in Türkiye and the frequency of using Turkish out of school. The study findings also showed that students’ needs in terms of methods and techniques, materials, subjects and themes were affected only by grade level, but not affected by gender, time period of living in Türkiye and frequency of using Turkish out of school. In the light of the study findings, it seems possible to state that students meet the need of learning Turkish mostly at school, so teachers and schools serve an important function in that sense.

Keywords: Language Need Analysis, Teaching Turkish as a Second Language, Teaching Turkish To Children as a Second Language


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APA 6th edition
Cag, H.D. (2022). Investigating Syrian Learners’ Needs According to Various Variables within the Framework of Teaching Turkish to Children as a Second Language . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 17(4), 255-273. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2022.478.12

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Cag, H. (2022). Investigating Syrian Learners’ Needs According to Various Variables within the Framework of Teaching Turkish to Children as a Second Language . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 17(4), pp. 255-273.

Chicago 16th edition
Cag, Hati̇ce Di̇lek (2022). "Investigating Syrian Learners’ Needs According to Various Variables within the Framework of Teaching Turkish to Children as a Second Language ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 17 (4):255-273. doi:10.29329/epasr.2022.478.12.

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