Abdullah Atmacasoy

I am a PhD candidate in Educational Sciences at Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara. I have BA degree in English Language and Literature and MA degree in Comparative Literature.  I have 10 years of teaching experience.

I am mainly interested in curriculum development and instructional strategies in low-resource contexts and emergency situations.

In my dissertation research, I am working on the language education for newly arrived migrant students in their transition to national education systems in monolingual settings.

I am awarded to DAAD (Deutsche Akademischer Austauschdienst) one-year grant to conduct the field study in Hamburg. I am currently based in DivER (Diversity in Education Research) as a visiting researcher in the Department of General, Intercultural, and International Comparative Education at Hamburg Universität. My work is supervised by Prof. Dr. Hanife Akar (METU) and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ingrid Gogolin (Hamburg Universität).

What I Do

Research

Interested in undertaking research activities on developing effective curriculum and instructional strategies in low-resource contexts and for youth with migration background.

Teach

Complex Methods of Qualitative Empirical Studies (2020 - 2021 Summer Term, Universität Hamburg)

Editor

Editorial team member of Refugee Review, a publication of the ESPMI (Emerging Scholars and Practitioners on Migration Issues) Network.

Resume

Education

2016 - Present
Middle East Technical University, Ankara

PhD in Educational Sciences

2011 - 2013
İstanbul Bilgi University, İstanbul

MA in Comparative Literature

2004 - 2009
Ege University, İzmir

BA in English Language and Literature

Experience

10/2020-Present
DivER, Hamburg Universität

Visiting Researcher

01/2010 -09/2020
School of Foreign Languages, Kocaeli University

Instructor, English as a Foreign Language

2014 - 2015
Public Language Courses, Kocaeli University

Coordinator

Research Skills

Systematic Reviews

100%

Mixed-methods Research

100%

Qualitative Content Analysis (MAXQDA)

100%

Multivariate Statistical Techniques (R & SPSS)

100%

Rasch Analysis (Winsteps)

100%

Language Skills

Turkish

100%

English

100%

German

50%

Research

My Works
Determinants of Destination Language Proficiency for Newly Arrived Migrant Students

Determinants of Destination Language Proficiency for Newly Arrived Migrant Students

Current Research
A Summative Evaluation of an Introductory Engineering Course

A Summative Evaluation of an Introductory Engineering Course

Earlier Research
A Systematic Review on Blended Learning in Pre-service Teacher Education

A Systematic Review on Blended Learning in Pre-service Teacher Education

Earlier Research

Reflections

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Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Literature
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“This is not a school break or holiday”: Syrian refugee students in Turkey during Covid-19

On Education

Upcoming Talks

Join me!

No further talks are scheduled in Fall 2021.

Hope to be back with my main research findings in 2022!

Contact

Get in Touch

abdullah.atmacasoy@metu.edu.tr

abdullah.atmacasoy@uni-hamburg.de