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Published: 30 April 2021
The Problems Faced by Refugee Students in The Education Process
Salih Alpaslan Sekin, Rahman Çakir
Bahçeşehir College (Turkey), Giresun University (Turkey)
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Keywords: Refugee Student, Primary School, Problems, Parent, Teacher, Administrator
This study aims to investigate the problems faced by refugee students during the education process. This research was conducted in qualitative research model and phenomenology pattern. An interview form was used to determine the opinions of students, parents, teachers and administrators. The study group of the research consists of 18 refugee students in 11 primary schools in Osmaniye Province in 2017-2018 academic year, 18 parents of refugee students, 26 teachers and 21 school administrators. The study group was determined by the criterion sampling method. Descriptive analysis was used in the data analysis. Expert opinion was used to ensure content validity reliability of data collection tool. It was observed that students experienced aggressive behavior, exclusion, communication and adaptation problems. Perceptions of teachers and administrators about refugee students in their institutions are positive. They support each other in problems with refugee students. Students and parents receive support from teachers and administrators in case of problems.
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