The effects of terrorism on education from the educators’ perspective: A qualitative study

  • Sadegül Akbaba Altun
  • Olcay Ekinci

Abstract

Abstract


This study reports a research investigating the effects of PKK terrorist organization and their acts on education in a particular town of Eastern Turkey starting from the 1980s. In order to determine these effects, eight semi-structured interview questions were formed and 12 educators (5 teachers and 7 administrators) who work in one city were interviewed. Data analysis was performed through descriptive and content analysis. The findings indicated that terrorism had a negative effect on individuals’ social lives and their psychology; the killings of teachers in the region or forcing them to leave had a tremendous effect on reaching educational goals; the pressure, chaos, and the fear created by the terror victimized parents, teachers and students; young students got intimidated by the terror and left their homes for joining terrorist organization. Consequently, teacher scarcity and educational discrepancy got wider in the region.


Keywords: terror, educators, education, case study.

Published
2020-07-31
How to Cite
AKBABA ALTUN, Sadegül; EKINCI, Olcay. The effects of terrorism on education from the educators’ perspective: A qualitative study. Başkent University Journal of Education, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 267-283, july 2020. ISSN 2148-3272. Available at: <http://buje.baskent.edu.tr/index.php/buje/article/view/287>. Date accessed: 11 aug. 2020.
Section
Makaleler / Articles