Dr. Neslihan Kuloğlu Türker, one of the speakers participating in the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Graduate Communications and Career Research Directorate’s “5th International Career Week” was at the Education Faculty delivering a meaningful talk titled “Special Education, Personality, Future”.
Dr. Türker who has worked as a director, special educationist and psychological counselor for many years in Turkey started her speech by explaining which individuals are those with special needs.
Indicating that the siblings, mothers and fathers of such individuals must be tended to Dr. Türker also touched upon the difficulties faced and heartache felt by families of such individuals. Touching upon the endless anxieties of families regarding their children such as ‘What will happen to them when I die?’, Dr. Türker emphasized that special educators and psychological counselors must be patient, investigative, creative, coherent and open to change. Indicating that those who work with people with special needs have the opportunity to change a person’s life, Dr. Türker stated that they also learn to be happy about the smallest things and feel like a hero knowing that they teach everything to everybody in their life. Noting that for one to be able to teach something he/she must enjoy it too, Dr. Türker concluded by stating; “If you are not having fun then the individual will not have fun or learn”.
At the end of the talk that was greatly enjoyed by the audience Dr. Neslihan Kuloğlu Türker was presented a plaque of appreciation by EMU Education Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Ülker Vancı Osam.