Year 2019, Volume 6 , Issue 1, Pages 27 - 35 2019-06-01

Place of Some Cultural Objects in 7th Grade Social Sciences Textbooks

Aysun Doğutaş [1]

Nations that have strong connections with their past can reach their objectives more reliable and secure. This can be achieved through culture. Culture is transmitted to new generations mostly by education. Educational institutions undertake the role of transmitting culture to new generations, developing and changing the culture of that society. Schools are the most important educational institutions of one’s life. Schools use different kinds of materials while carrying on this goal. Textbooks are the most important element of these materials. Aim of this study was to examine Social Sciences’ textbooks which are being used in 7th grade classes in public schools; recommended by National Education authorities, in terms of selected cultural values which are determined as: family life, lifestyle, traditions, ceremonies, and holidays. This study was implemented by document analysis which is one of the qualitative studies. This study was based on a descriptive analysis and descriptive study model which investigates cultural objects within specified textbooks in regard to visual and textual respects. After the inspection of 7th grade social sciences textbooks of Ministry of National Education, it can be concluded that some cultural objects were mentioned but these are not enough. Especially for social science course culture should be more emphasized. Social sciences course is not only a history course but also a course that should include culture as well.
Culture, social science, textbooks, cultural abjects
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Primary Language en
Subjects Education, Scientific Disciplines
Journal Section Research Articles

Author: Aysun Doğutaş (Primary Author)
Country: Turkey


Application Date : January 8, 2019
Acceptance Date : November 13, 2019
Publication Date : June 1, 2019

APA Doğutaş, A . (2019). Place of Some Cultural Objects in 7th Grade Social Sciences Textbooks. Participatory Educational Research , 6 (1) , 27-35 . DOI: 10.17275/per.