The main objective of this research is to analyze the perception of pre-service teachers’ attitudes towards Syrian refugee children, who migrated to Turkey after the outbreak of the war in Syria. A factorial design is used to compare the independent and interactive effects of pre-service teachers’ attitudes on Syrian refugees. Participants consisted of 353 senior-level university students. This study finds that there are no significant differences between teachers’ ethnicities and gender on Syrian refugees. The research indicates that integration of refugee children into national education system is crucial; however, the training and education system lacks the philosophy associated with refugees, integration, and multiculturalism.

DOI: 10.1007/s12134-018-0638-1
ISSN: 1488-3473