Counselling Immigrants: Recommendations for School Counsellors in Turkey

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Education 3-13


Immigration is a common phenomenon among people throughout history. While some people willingly move to other places for better opportunities, many move reluctantly due to conflicts, wars, and other undesirable conditions. Despite immigrants’ successes and contributions to society, they are inevitably confronted with different distinctive individual, social, and systemic difficulties. The purpose of this literature review article is to provide a comprehensive description of immigration, issues immigrants face, immigrant students’ perceptions of their school counsellors, and school counsellors’ perceptions of working with immigrants in the context of Turkey. This article provides critical recommendations to school counsellors about how to improve their services to effectively meet the needs of immigrants, which will positively contribute to their healthy integration into society.