Selin Korkmaz (PhD student)

Thesis title: Refugee Education in National Education Systems

Background

Selin is a second-year PhD student at MHSES. She has received her BSc degree in Sociology from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, and her MSc degree in Research Methods with Education from University of Manchester.

During her undergraduate studies, she worked as a field researcher in 12 provinces in Turkey as part of research projects such as Demographic and Health Survey, and Generations and Gender Survey. After her BSc degree, she started to work as a guest researcher at Koc University Child and Family Studies Laboratory in Istanbul on a research project on education policies in Turkey. She then worked as a researcher in the oral history project of Beykoz Kundura, a historical shoe factory in Istanbul.

During her MSc studies, she attended the fully-sponsored Development Fieldwork course module trip to Uganda. Most recently, she was awarded full scholarships by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (China) and Archimedes Foundation (Estonia) for attending summer schools in Beijing Normal University and University of Tartu.

She would like to work with primary school teachers whose classrooms include refugee children for her PhD, within the nexus of inclusive education. Rather than highlighting the challenge of integration into the current education systems, her proposed study primarily aims to explore how inclusive education can be redefined in relation to this situation in Scotland.