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Immigration Policy Studies

Theoretical and Empirical Migration Researches

Edited By Ufuk Bingöl

The migration movement, which has taken place since the beginning of the story of mankind, increasingly continues voluntarily or compulsorily for various reasons such as social challenges, technological revolutions and wars. Due to migration, many new questions emerge depending on these issues. Researchers from many different disciplines are looking for answers to these questions arising from migration movements. This book covers deep researches from different perspectives and disciplines upon migration by successful and expert researchers in their field. In this book, different and rigorous analyses of all areas influenced by migration are carried out and various dimensions of immigration studies are shown.

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“Who is Who According to Whom?”: An Analysis of the Relationship Between Teachers Candidates’ Attitudes Towards Refugees and Their Understandings of Multiculturalism from Different Perspectives


1 Introduction

People were forced to migrate from their countries to other places based on political problems or different reasons. This issue has become one of the most important issues especially after the 2000s. In the past years, it is seen at the forefront that the research subjects related to the educational, social and cultural adaptation of the foreign migrants due to financial situation, education, marriage and other reasons. Educational, social and etc. researches related to Families and their children who had emigrated from Turkey and abroad as children, has been carried out on. Researches, projects and activities are carried out to raise awareness among societies on issues such as multiculturalism, marginalization, democracy and peace.

We can benefit from many definitions of the concept of migration. In its most general definition, migration can be defined as the displacement of people between regions in a short, medium or long term (Yalçın, 2004) if the conditions in the region no longer meet the human needs or if the minimum conditions for human life are eliminated (Beter, 2006).

Acculturation is formed by interpersonal and intergroup interaction and it reveals the integration processes of individuals and groups (Kağıtçıbaşı, 2014: 121). There are sub-concepts in migration studies. Defining these concepts can also determine the dimensions of the studies.

Asylum seeker:Individuals whose refugee status is not certain yet.

Asylum:The entry of a refugee or an asylum seeker into another...

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