Determining the Appropriateness of Visual Based Activities in the Primary School Books for Low Vision Students

Salih Cakmak, Hatice Cansu Yilmaz, Hacer Damlanur Isitan


APA 6th edition
Cakmak, S., Yilmaz, H.C., & Isitan, H.D. (2017). Determining the Appropriateness of Visual Based Activities in the Primary School Books for Low Vision Students. European Journal of Educational Research, 6(4), 523-540. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.6.4.523

Harvard
Cakmak S., Yilmaz H.C., and Isitan H.D. 2017 'Determining the Appropriateness of Visual Based Activities in the Primary School Books for Low Vision Students', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 523-540. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.6.4.523

Chicago 16th edition
Cakmak, Salih , Yilmaz, Hatice Cansu and Isitan, Hacer Damlanur . "Determining the Appropriateness of Visual Based Activities in the Primary School Books for Low Vision Students". (2017)European Journal of Educational Research 6, no. 4(2017): 523-540. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.6.4.523

Abstract

The general aim of this research is to try to determine the appropriateness of the visuals in the primary school Turkish workbooks for the students with low visibility in terms of visual design elements. In the realization of the work, the document review method was used. In this study, purposive sampling method was used in the selection of student workbooks. The Ministry of National Education Publications Student Workbook which has been studied in the provinces of Ankara city is determined as the document to be examined. Within the scope of the research 1. 2. 3. and 4. Class Turkish lesson, a random theme was determined among the themes in the Student Workbooks and the activities included in that theme were examined. The "Visual Design Principles Evaluation Form" has been prepared so that the necessary data can be collected after the document review for the research is decided. Within the scope of the research, color use, contrast use, font, layout use, and visual complexity are not appropriate for the low vision students. This situation gives the impression that the visual limitations, the low vision students have difficulty in, are not taken into consideration while preparing the visual activities in the Turkish textbooks. It can be said that the elementary school students who see this way out of the way are disadvantaged compared to their peers who have the normal sight power and use the same text book.

Keywords: Low vision, Turkish course books, visual design, visual activity, visual impairments


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