A Research On Students Perception Of The Some Concepts In 4th and 5th Grade Curriculum Of The Socıal Studies

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Gazi Üniversitesi, Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2018




On the research, it is aimed to determine how the concepts in 4th and 5th grade curriculum (war, peace, homeland and family) of social studies are perceived by 5th, 6th and 7th grade students who are Turkish Republic citizens and the Turkish participants from Iraq who are in the same age group. In accordance with this purpose the metaphors are examined wich the participants have come up with for each concept. Based on qualitative research design and done with general survey model, on the research, the technique of data accumulation with methaphors is used. Working group of the research is consist of the 225 students, 119 famale and 106 male students, who are 5th, 6th and 7th grade and study at 13 schools in Mamak, Ankara and also the 125 Turkish participantsfrom Iraq, 59 female and 66 male students, who are continuing their education at the same schools and are in the same age group. Content analysis is used in analysing and interpreting the acquried data. In the light of the research; it is seen that a great majority perceive war as damaging, dreadfuland destructingwithout a difference among te participants, moreover, another conclusion about the concept of war is that the Iraq Turk's experiences have an effect on the perception of the concept. Again without a difference among the participants it is seen that they perceive peace as peaceful and making happy when it is looked at a great majority of participants perception of the peace concept. When iy is looked at the Iraq Turk's general perception state it is seen that they have the perception of making normal and desired atmosphere. About homeland concept the participants who are the Turkish Republic citizens have less perceptions observed are almost the some. When it is looked at the Iraq Turk's perceptions about the homeland, it is seen that the majority perceives it as indispensable and living space". It is seen that a great majority of the participants perceives the family as being together and all when it is looked at the perceptions of the family concept among the participants, without disciriminating them at all.