The Opinions of Preschool Teachers Regarding the Values of Turkish Children and Syrian Refugee Children

  •  Ayşe Duran Yilmaz    
  •  Esra Ömeroğlu    


The purpose of the study is to determine the opinions of preschool teachers regarding the values of Turkish children and Syrian refugee children. Phenomenology design, one of the qualitative research methods, was used in this study. The study group of the research consisted of twenty-four pre-school teachers working in different cities, namely Adıyaman, Kilis, Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep, and Hatay, where refugees live intensely. Purposeful sampling method was used to determine the participants of the study. The data of the study were obtained by using semi-structured interview form. The analysis of the data of the research was made by deductive content analysis. The findings of this research reveal that Turkish children and Syrian children generally show similarities behaviors according to the values of respect, responsibility, cooperation, friendship, and helpfulness. In addition, it has been stated that Turkish children and Syrian children display negative behaviors according to the values of self-control and tolerance.

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