EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS FACED BY YEMENI EXPATRIATE CHILDREN IN TURKEY (A QUALITATIVE STUDY)
TÜRKİYE’DEKİ YEMENLİ GÖÇMEN ÇOCUKLARIN KARŞILAŞTIKLARI EĞİTİM SORUNLARININ BELİRLENMESİ (NİTEL BİR ÇALIŞMA)

Author : Ahmed GAWAS - Ahmet YILDIRIM
Number of pages : 522-532

Abstract

The present study aims to explore the educational problems faced by Yemeni expatriate children in Turkey. The current research sample includes eight Yemeni expatriate children studying at governmental schools in Ankara as well as five Yemeni families whose children study at those schools. The study employs the qualitative approach in the process of collecting and analyzing data in order to build a comprehensive picture of the difficulties faced by Yemeni expatriate children in Turkey. Additionally, the study aims to explore the experiences of Yemeni families in dealing with those difficulties. Focus group and semi-structured interviews were exploited as tools for gathering the data of current research. Results found that the Turkish language is not an obstacle for children while it is different for their families. The absence of student abuse (beating) was observed inside Turkish schools. Also, it was observed that racism was not practiced against foreigners, either by teachers or Turkish students.

Keywords

expatriate children, Yemeni children, educational problems

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