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ERIC Number: EJ1067210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun-23
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
Friendly and Hostility Perception of 8th Grade Students about Countries
Kaya, Beytullah
Educational Research and Reviews, v10 n12 p1766-1772 Jun 2015
The course contents taught in social sciences, revolution history and Kemalism at different stages of primary schools in Turkey form in learners political, social and economical behavioural patterm towards their neighbouring countries. The students try to form friendly or hostile behaviour against other countries. The study aims to determine what are the factors that influence the 8th grade students' either hostile or friendly perception of their neighbouring countries In Kadiköy District of Istanbul, semistructured interviews were conducted with 60 8th grade students studying in a primary school. The students were asked to provide answers to a set of predetermined questions in the interview form. The findings were transferred into text document, comparatively analyzed and combined with the defined criteria within the framework of common discourse. In the light of the findings obtained, it was observed that friendly and hostile perceptions were already developed in the students' consciousness. It was concluded that in the formation of this consciousness, political events, national, cultural or religious issues are effective. In addition, the media and internet also play an influential role in the formation of students' friendly or hostile perception. While creating students' knowledge, it was determined that contemporary issues adversely affected them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey