Medium of Instruction Policies: Turkish Cypriots and Their Reflections on Instructional Technologies
Ahmet Pehlivan 1 *
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1 Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimagusa, CYPRUS* Corresponding Author


Using the mixed methods approach this study examines Turkish Cypriots’ medium of instruction policies from their settlement to Cyprus to now. Through the use of document analysis relevant studies have been examined. Findings demonstrate ideologies and methods of governance of nations that ruled Cyprus influenced the language policy. Though either Turkish, Greek or English was the official language of Cyprus, Cypriot Turks have always followed Turkey for their policy of medium of instruction. The language used in Turkey has always been the orthodox and respected language for Cypriot Turks. However, the medium of instruction in English brought on by the British during the colonial period has maintained its importance. Today, this is not due to a loyalty to Britain, but results from the desire to educate individuals for the global world.


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Article Type: Research Article

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2018, Volume 14, Issue 5, 1683-1693

Publication date: 06 Feb 2018

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