The effect of 2011 Van earthquake on 8th grade students value rankings


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Akbaba B., Kılcan B., Çepni O.

Mevlana International Journal of Education (MIJE), vol.3, no.4, pp.75-85, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine which values in social studies teaching program came into prominence after Van Earthquake on October, 23, 2011. A total of 455 8th grade students chosen randomly from central districts of Van and Ankara provinces in 2011-2012 education year participated in the study. This study was designed in survey model. In order to gather data, the students were given a form including both the question "Which of the values in the form came into prominence after Van Earthquake on October 23, 2011?" and 14 values existing in social studies teaching program. The students were expected to write down the values along with their reasons that came into prominence after Van Earthquake during the data gathering process. Descriptive analysis was conducted to analyze the data. Results revealed that there were no significant differences in the first and second order value rankings of participants who experienced Van Earthquake and who did not. Results also demonstrated that there were differences in the third and fifth order value rankings of participants who experienced Van Earthquake and who did not and that participants' value rankings who experienced Van Earthquake and who did not differed on the value of the fourth order.