An exploration of teachers' perceptions of Syrian students in Turkey and implications for school social work


YÜCEER KARDEŞ T., ÖZDEMİR E. A. , ERYALÇIN M., Ocakli B. o.

INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0020872820969782
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, CINAHL, HeinOnline-Law Journal Library, Index Islamicus, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts

Abstract

Low rates of school enrolment emerge as a significant problem among Syrian students in Turkey; however, enrolment in the school brings about new challenges not only for the Syrian refugee students but also for Turkish students and their teachers. In order to address this issue, this study aims to depict the perceived problems experienced by Syrian and Turkish students and their teachers. In the scope of the study, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 13 primary and secondary school teachers to gather their perceived opinion on the issue. The findings are discussed within the context of school social work interventions.