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Institutional Structures and Syrian Refugees' Experiences with Turkish Language Education in Turkey

Status: Published 1 September 2018 - 30 June 2019
Not funded
Methodology: widgets.needs_assessment.status.5, widgets.needs_assessment.status.6
Methodology description: Following intensive desk research to analyze the literature focusing on language instruction in the case of Turkey and other countries, it includes in-depth interviews with a variety of actors, namely teachers and administrators in civil society organizations (CSOs), community centers, municipalities, and language centers in several socio-economically and demographically diverse districts in Istanbul in which there is a dense population of Syrians.
Target population: Other Refugee Urban / Rural Population
Academic institution: Istanbul Policy Center

Institutional Structures and Syrian Refugees' Experiences with Turkish Language Education in Turkey

Status: Published 1 September 2018 - 30 June 2019
Not funded
Methodology: Individual key informant interviews, Secondary Data Review
Methodology description: Following intensive desk research to analyze the literature focusing on language instruction in the case of Turkey and other countries, it includes in-depth interviews with a variety of actors, namely teachers and administrators in civil society organizations (CSOs), community centers, municipalities, and language centers in several socio-economically and demographically diverse districts in Istanbul in which there is a dense population of Syrians.
Target population: Other Refugee Urban / Rural Population
Academic institution: Istanbul Policy Center
This report aims to analyze the situation of language education for refugees in Turkey. First, it outlines the overall structures at the institutional level and links between these structures. Second, it will present the challenges to and opportunities for language education in Turkey as observed through fieldwork, regrouped under three themes: 1) access to language courses, 2) different language needs, and 3) teachers’ competencies. Following an overview of the findings, its goal is to offer policy recommendations for more comprehensive language education in Turkey involving the organization and coordination of refugees’ language learning process.

Sectors

  •  Education

Locations

  • Turkey