Research Article
According to Whom, Who is Who?: Perceptions Regarding Cultural, Educational Diversity and Othering (Amsterdam, The Netherlands Example)

Banu Yaman-Ortas

APA 7th edition
Yaman-Ortas, B. (2019). According To Whom, Who Is Who?: Perceptions Regarding Cultural, Educational Diversity And Othering (Amsterdam, The Netherlands Example). European Journal of Educational Research, 8(4), 965-981.

Yaman-Ortas B. 2019 'According To Whom, Who Is Who?: Perceptions Regarding Cultural, Educational Diversity And Othering (Amsterdam, The Netherlands Example)', European Journal of Educational Research, 8(4), pp. 965-981.
Chicago 16th edition
Yaman-Ortas Banu. "According To Whom, Who Is Who?: Perceptions Regarding Cultural, Educational Diversity And Othering (Amsterdam, The Netherlands Example)," European Journal of Educational Research 8, no. 4 (2019): 965-981.


This study has been carried out with the families who migrated from Turkey and settled in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, which has an intense cultural and educational diversity. Finding the answer to the question “According to whom; who is who?” constitutes the fundamental ground of this research. However, this research has also been carried out in order to comprehend the points of view that have changed or have not changed between the past and the present and to scrutinize the reasons for such points of view. Moreover, another main objective is to form a comparative opinion about the situations that the settled migrant families in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and their children have encountered regarding the “other” concept, based on cases in their experiences, with regard to the adaptation concept. Content analysis, which is a qualitative research technique, was used during the research, whereas relevant persons have been contacted by means of the snowball sampling technique. In accordance with the obtained opinions and with the results derived from sample experiences, there surely exist differences in experiences in terms of adaptation and the marginalization-othering concept between those who migrated in the past and those migrating in the present day. Those sample experiences are discussed directly and the comments have been made by considering negative and positive concepts together.

Keywords: Othering, identity, migration, adaptation, diversity.


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