The Analysis of Kutadgu Bilig in Terms of Values Education

Aysegul Tural

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Tural, A. (2018). The Analysis of Kutadgu Bilig in Terms of Values Education. European Journal of Educational Research, 7(2), 203-209. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.2.203

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Tural, Aysegul . "The Analysis of Kutadgu Bilig in Terms of Values Education". (2018)European Journal of Educational Research 7, no. 2(2018): 203-209. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.2.203


Kutadgu Bilig is one of the literal works that shed light on Turk-Islam history and culture. In this study, it is aimed to examine Kutagu Bilig in terms of values that are involved in social studies teaching program.  In research, Kutadgu Bilig work that is written by Yusuf Has Hacip and is adopted to Turkish in today by Silahdaroglu is benefitted as a collect data tool. In data collect period, document analyze technique that is one of the qualitative research methods is used and data is evaluated by descriptive analyze. In result of study, it is reached that justice, giving importance to family unit, responsibility, scientificness and honesty values take place mostly and peace value exists least.

Keywords: Education, Kutadgu Bilig, social studies, value, values education.


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