Kubra Akbayrak

Doctoral researcher

Kubra AkbayrakCurrent status

Full time

Research Topic

An investigation into the training programmes of specialist teachers of children and young people with vision impairments in Turkey and England.

Research Summary

As a PhD student funded by the Turkish Ministry of National Education for studying in the field of education of children and young people with vision impairments in England and as a qualified teacher having graduated in Turkey, I intended to understand how training programmes prepare specialist teachers of children and young people with vision impairments in Turkey and England. It is expected that this research will provide policy-makers and decision-makers with feedback/recommendations to improve practices in the programmes designed to prepare specialist teachers who will work children and young people with vision impairments in both countries.

Research Interests

  • Education and vision impairment
  • Teacher education
  • Curriculum balance
  • Special educational needs
  • Inclusive education

Research supervisors

Professor Graeme Douglas and Dr Matthew Schuelka

Source of Funding

Turkish Ministry of National Education

Publications and conference presentations

Cihan, M. A. and Akbayrak, K. (2017) ‘Empowering Dialog in Classrooms: Challenges and Needs of Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments in Turkey’, 9th ICEVI European Conference, 2nd July-7th July, Bruges/Belgium.

Contact details

kxa307@bham.ac.uk

http://bham.academia.edu/KubraAkbayrak

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kubra_Akbayrak