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This study examined the scholastic experiences of the ethnolinguistic minority known as the Kurds in Turkey. In Turkey's schools teachers discourage Kurds from speaking their mother tongue. This study was prompted by the researcher's observation that the Kurds differed from Turkish students by exhibiting insecure behaviors regarding their learning. The intent of this study was to give insight into how language barriers affected teacher-student relationships, what emotional consequences have ensued, and examined the perceived relationship of Turkish schools' approach to teaching Kurdish on the academic achievement of Kurdish learners. The qualitative research was performed using oral interviews with six first language Kurdish students. Findings from this project suggested that teacher-student relationships were strained due to language barrier, difficult emotions a reality and a scholastic achievement delay existed.
Snider, Jessica, "An analysis of the emotional and scholastic effects of subtractive educational policy among Kurdish students in Turkey" (2013). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 512.