The Participation of Refugee Children with Disabilities in Educational Options in Turkey: A Systematic Review

Peer-reviewed article
(2019 Jan) International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences, 13 899-904


Williamson RL, Çetin B.


Turkey, due to its geographic location, finds itself the world’s largest host to refugees worldwide, and this nation has done much to educate their refugee population. Turkey’s considerable experience can inform other nations educating refugee children. This systematic review of the literature examined the context, barriers, and responses to successfully educating refugee children in Turkey. Additionally, because some refugee children may have an identified or unidentified disability, the educational experiences of refugee children with disabilities in Turkey were an ancillary focus. Results indicated that while some educational challenges have been successfully met within Turkey, others remain. Additionally, the education of children with disabilities in Turkey is largely unexamined.