A Study on the Turkish Teachers’ Experiences on the Turkish Language and Culture Course in the Schools of Germany: A Field Research
Mustafa Çakir, Cemal Yildiz

The aim of this study is to identify the problems experienced while teaching the Turkish Language and Culture course in the Federal Republic of Germany from the perspective of the course teachers. The number of Turkish and Turkish Culture teachers in the Federal Republic of Germany in 2013-2014 academic year amounts to 1047. Some of these teachers are assigned by the local authorities in Germany, and some include teachers selected by the Ministry of National Education among those working in Turkey. There are 510 teachers assigned by the Turkish Ministry of Education to teach the Turkish language and culture course in Germany. Both the teachers sent from Turkey and the ones assigned by local German authorities must cope with a number of problems. In this study, the results of 398 questionnaires, which consisted of three main open-ended questions and were sent to 510 teachers working in Germany, who formed the sample group for the study, were evaluated. According to the results, the observed problems are mainly about parents’ and students’ indifference to the course, the inadequacy of physical infrastructure in schools, school principals’ unwillingness to cooperate with the Turkish teachers, and insufficiency of teaching materials

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