The Inclusion of Social Issues in the Curricula Adopted at the Elementary Education Level in Turkey
APA 6th edition
Ozen, F., & Topal, T. (2019). The Inclusion of Social Issues in the Curricula Adopted at the Elementary Education Level in Turkey. European Journal of Educational Research, 8(1), 361-375. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.8.1.361
Ozen F., and Topal T. 2019 'The Inclusion of Social Issues in the Curricula Adopted at the Elementary Education Level in Turkey', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 361-375. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.8.1.361
Chicago 16th edition
Ozen, Fatmanur and Topal, Temel . "The Inclusion of Social Issues in the Curricula Adopted at the Elementary Education Level in Turkey". (2019)European Journal of Educational Research 8, no. 1(2019): 361-375. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.8.1.361
In Turkey, as in all countries of the world, education is regarded as the sole means of modernization, progress, civilization, productivity, and sustainability of all these things. The aim of the Turkish education system is to raise students with the national, moral and cultural values of the Turkish nation, to educate them as citizens of a social law state, and solve the existing or potential problems that may arise in the future. The most important document that shows how this aim will be achieved in the country is the curriculum. The purpose of this study is to reveal the frequency of the social issues included in the current curriculum at the elementary education level. Within the scope of the study, social issues presented by sociologists were established through e-Delphi panels, coded under seven titles by researchers, those who were thought to bring solutions to these problems were counted by descriptive analysis method in the specific aims, themes and achievements of the curriculum used at elementary level. Results show that curriculum adopted at the elementary education level include mostly issues related to individual life and individualization, socialization, democratic life and democratization while economic issues, and issues related to family, environment and urbanization are emphasized less. These findings are discussed with other research results.
Keywords: Social issues, education, curriculum, elementary curricula
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