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Original article | Journal of Innovative Research in Teacher Education 2022, Vol. 3(1) 37-49

An examination of Theses and Dissertations on Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language: A Documentary Analysis of Studies Carried out Between 2008 and 2020

Fatma Gül Kılıç

pp. 37 - 49   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/jirte.2022.436.3   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2201-26-0003.R1

Published online: April 19, 2022  |   Number of Views: 135  |  Number of Download: 293


Abstract

This study aims to determine the approaches, strategies, methods, and techniques used in quasi-experimental theses and/or dissertations related to teaching Turkish as a foreign language. The documents examined in this study were retrieved from the Council of Higher Education Thesis Centre database. The keywords “Turkish for foreigners” and “Turkish as a foreign language” were used in the database search. As a result of the database search, a total of 50 quasi-experimental theses or dissertations that included information about the approaches, strategies, methods, and techniques were accessed. The basic qualitative research design was employed in the study. The examined documents were limited to those conducted between 2008 and 2020. The document analysis method was used to collect data. Using descriptive analysis, the data were classified based on the sub-problems. It was determined that there were differences in the distribution of approaches, strategies, methods, and techniques in theses and/or dissertations related to teaching Turkish as a foreign language and that most studies were carried out on teaching techniques. In addition, it was found that most of the applications in the theses and/or dissertations were for the independent user level and that the researchers mostly preferred the areas of writing skills and vocabulary in their applications. Another finding of this study is that attributing equal importance to four basic language skills, the number of experimental studies on teaching Turkish as a foreign language has been increasing.

Keywords: Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language, Graduate Theses, Quasi-experimental Theses.


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APA 6th edition
Kilic, F.G. (2022). An examination of Theses and Dissertations on Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language: A Documentary Analysis of Studies Carried out Between 2008 and 2020 . Journal of Innovative Research in Teacher Education, 3(1), 37-49. doi: 10.29329/jirte.2022.436.3

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Kilic, F. (2022). An examination of Theses and Dissertations on Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language: A Documentary Analysis of Studies Carried out Between 2008 and 2020 . Journal of Innovative Research in Teacher Education, 3(1), pp. 37-49.

Chicago 16th edition
Kilic, Fatma Gul (2022). "An examination of Theses and Dissertations on Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language: A Documentary Analysis of Studies Carried out Between 2008 and 2020 ". Journal of Innovative Research in Teacher Education 3 (1):37-49. doi:10.29329/jirte.2022.436.3.

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