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Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
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Harun Serpil
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2020 Volume 10
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Original Empirical Research
Received: May 17, 2018; Accepted: February 8, 2019; Published online: October 8, 2019
doi:10.2399/yod.19.006; Copyright © 2019, Deomed
The Analysis of Foreign Language Teaching Undergraduate Programs in Turkey in Terms of Intercultural Approach
Çiğdem Kurt ORCIDID (E-mail), Veda Aslım Yetiş ORCIDID
Program in French Language Teaching, Graduate School of Educational Sciences, Institute of Educational Sciences, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey
*This article is based on the doctoral dissertation entitled "Enseignement/Apprentissage Interculturel Précoce des Langues Étrangères: État des Lieux Exploratoire dans la Formation des Enseignants en Turquie" which was supported as part of the project numbered 1607E572 accepted by Anadolu University Scientific Research Projects Commission, and part of this work was presented as a paper at the 26th International Conference on Educational Sciences held in Antalya between 20-23 April 2017.
In today's world where the intercultural communication skills are becoming increasingly important, many countries have included interculturalism in their education policies, particularly in the content of foreign language teacher education programs for a peaceful world where people are mutually more tolerant without alienating each other. In this respect, the general purpose of this research is to examine the contents of the courses, especially the course of "Teaching Foreign Language to Children", in the Foreign Language Education Programs in Turkey in terms of intercultural perspective. In line with this general purpose of the research, the content of the 1161 courses determined by criterion sampling was examined through document analysis in terms of intercultural approach and the data were subjected to qualitative content analysis. The results revealed that interculturalism has the highest amount of coverage respectively in the German Teaching Program, French Teaching Program, and English Teaching Program. However, regarding the content of the course "Teaching Foreign Language to Children", which is the focus of this study, there is no reference to interculturalism in the German Teaching Program. As such, it turns out that the French Teaching Program offers a content that is more focused on interculturalism in early foreign language teaching and learning compared to the two other programs. As a result, inclusion of the interculturalism in teacher education programs is considered an urgent need.
Keywords: Content analysis, foreign language teacher education, inter-culturalism, intercultural communication competence, teaching foreign language to children
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