An Intracultural Approach: Reflections from Farabi Exchange Program

Gokcek T.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.38, no.168, pp.245-259, 2013 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 168
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.245-259
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of the study is to examine, in detail, the education faculty students' reasons for applying the Farabi Program, their expectations, contributions of the program to them and their views about the opportunities and teaching practices they gained at the partner universities. The sample of the study consisted of 30 students from the KTU Fatih Education Faculty Elementary Education Department who have benefited from Farabi student exchange program. The data of the study gained from a structured form developed by the researcher. The analysis of the data was made by using content analysis as a qualitative data analysis technique. At the end of study, it has emerged that students apply for the program because of family matters, knowing to different university environment and education, developed themselves socially and culturally, and received quality education. The program also contributed to them in terms of social, cultural, personal and professional development.