What matters for rural teachers and communities?:Educational challenges in rural Turkey

Çiftçi, Ş. Koza and Cin, Firdevs Melis (2018) What matters for rural teachers and communities?:Educational challenges in rural Turkey. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. pp. 686-701. ISSN 0305-7925

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Abstract

This research aims to unearth the educational challenges experienced by teachers and communities in rural Turkey. The research employs Nancy Fraser’s three dimensional justice approach – distribution, recognition and participation – to frame these challenges and to argue that rural challenges go beyond economic rationalities and concerns of infrastructure and resources. The study draws its data from 29 in-depth interviews with 20 teachers working in 16 different villages; 9 interviews with community members; and 2 focus group interviews, 1 with rural dwelling women and the other with rural dwelling men. The findings point out four significant difficulties that impede community and educational development: scarcity of resources; insufficient understanding of social, cultural and economic contexts that constrain educational attempts; lack of collaboration between teacher and communities; and irrelevant education. The study concludes by scrutinising how these difficulties interact with one another and result in marginalisation or casting out of rural lives.

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Journal Article
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Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education on 29/06/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03057925.2017.1340150
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20 Nov 2017 12:47
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