Department of Education

Pinar Kolancali

Doctoral Student / Researcher

College Affiliation: Wolfson College

Pinar is a doctoral researcher at the Department of Education. Her thesis research focuses on the language and identity development of children growing up in immigrant families in the UK. She is interested in the effects of home environment and family resources on the development of minority children.

Her thesis work is supervised by Prof. Edward Melhuish. Prior to her doctoral studies, Pinar completed a MSc degree in Child Development and Education at the University of Oxford and received a BSc degree in Psychology from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Over the past two years, Pinar has been working for European Union’s Horizon 2020 project ISOTIS: Inclusive Education and Social Support to Tackle Inequalities in Societies. She coordinated the survey research with the Turkish families in the UK and collaborated in the design of an ICT-based family intervention. She recently led a study on the cultural and linguistic identities of minority children.

Publications
  • Kolancali, P. (2019). How do home and school experiences of Turkish children in the UK interact with their language attitudes and preferences? ISOTIS: Inclusive Education and Social Support to Tackle Inequalities in Societies. Utrecht University.
  • Kolancali, P. & Melhuish, E. (2019) How Family Characteristics and Migration Shape Home Learning Environment of Turkish Children in the UK. ISOTIS: Inclusive Education and Social Support to Tackle Inequalities in Societies. Utrecht University.
  • Broekhuizen, M. L., Guerra, R. & Kolancali, P. (2019). Acculturation orientations, intergroup relations and well-being of Turkish and Maghrebian immigrant parents across Europe. ISOTIS: Inclusive Education and Social Support to Tackle Inequalities in Societies. Utrecht University.

Thesis

Child development in the minority context: How do early childhood experiences at home and school influence language and identity development of Turkish-children in the UK?

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