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International Scholars' Views on the Language Reinforcement Program

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    Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, v15 n2 p386-405 Jun 2020. 21 pp.
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    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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    • Author(s):
      Avci, Yusuf (ORCID 0000-0002-9837-8890) ; Celik, Gamze (ORCID 0000-0003-1683-2349) ; Pestil, Ayse Dag (ORCID 0000-0002-3460-3390)
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      International Association of Educators. Egitim Fakultesi Dekanligi, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale 17100, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
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    • Abstract:
      Language plays a critical role in an individual's adapting to a community and developing a sense of friendship and belonging. In its absence, Humans suffer from a lack of trust in each other since they cannot speak in the same language. If they fail to communicate, this incapability leads to problems. Additionally, individual and common social communication can be performed by language education, as well and language education is directly associated with the cultural transmission. Kyrgyzstan Turkey Manas University functions as an educational bridge between Turkey and Kyrgyzstan and offers education in Turkish (Turkey Turkish). Moreover, there are Turkey Turkish departments at Humanitarian Social Sciences University and Yusuf Balasagun Kyrgyz National University in Kyrgyzstan. The ongoing Language Reinforcement Project annually offers training to the students of these departments of the contracted organizations for six months. According to the scholars' views how the Kyrgyz students who had the chance to come to Turkey via the Language Reinforcement Project were affected by the internship in general and how the components of this project will contribute to Turkish and Kyrgyz people are the research questions of the study.The sample of the research consists of ten volunteer scholars working at Yusuf Balasagun Kyrgyz National University in Kyrgyzstan in the Fall Term of the 2018-2019 Academic Year. Six female and four male scholars participated in the research. This study is a qualitative research study and the data collection tool of the study is the interview. According to the results of the study, the scholars expressed their satisfaction with the students' internship or training in Turkey as well as the other advantages.
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      Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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