Problems faced in the education of Syrian immigrant students and solution recommendations Turkey experience

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Mehmet Özenç
Mevlüt Kara


The purpose of this study is to put forth the current situation of studies that examined the problems faced in the education of Syrian students attending schools in Turkey within the scope of formal education through meta-synthesis. In line with the study purpose, studies with qualitative findings and results related to the subject were examined and synthesized, and the results related to the subject were presented with a holistic perspective. The keywords of Syrian, foreign student, immigrant, refugee, asylum seeker and temporary protection were used during the literature review conducted to determine the studies to be addressed within the scope of the study. The searches were carried out on online databases and search engines between February 15, 2020 and April 18, 2020. Google Scholar, Sobiad, Dergipark, ULAKB?M, YÖK National Thesis Center, ERIC, Academia, Researchgate, EBSCOhost and Web of Science were the online resources for the searches. The studies found as a result of the literature review were re-examined considering the inclusion criteria. A total of 80 studies, 61 articles and 19 theses, formed the studies from which the study data were collected. The data obtained by paying attention to the main study purpose and study questions were analyzed using the content analysis method. According to the study results, the problems encountered in the education of Syrian students and the solution recommendations were examined under six categories, namely classroom management, academic achievement, communication, family, administration and students’ psychosocial status. Recommendations for practitioners, policy makers and researchers were developed based on the results obtained from the studies examined within the scope of the study.

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Özenç, Mehmet, and Mevlüt Kara. 2021. “Problems Faced in the Education of Syrian Immigrant Students and Solution Recommendations: Turkey Experience”. Psycho-Educational Research Reviews 10 (2):142-62.