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ERIC Number: EJ1094230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1740 0201
Analysing the Subject of Peace in Award-Winning Children's and Adolescent Novels in Turkey
Aslan, Canan; Kepenekci, Yasemin Karaman; Güldenoglu, Bilge Nur Dogan; Karagül, Sedat
Journal of Peace Education, v13 n1 p60-78 2016
The purpose of this study is to reveal how the concept of peace is addressed in the national award-winning novels written for secondary school students within the Republic of Turkey. Data for this study was obtained from child and youth literature award organizations, associations and publishers within Turkey. Each group which was researched has been awarding literature prizes for at least five years. Books which were researched were chosen from the award lists from these organizations for the five-year period of 2009-2013. All of the books were utilized in the analyses and all books in this study were examined as written instruments. The data for this research was evaluated through qualitative research methodology using content analysis. For this research, the main category--peace--was analysed based on five sub-categories including; "having human rights", "having cooperation, sharing and solidarity", "not having prejudice and stereotypes", "having conflict resolution" and "being sensitive to the environment". It can be said that award-winning children's and adolescent novels are written in a way that is sensitive in terms of the ideas of peace and they have the qualities which can generate the ideas of peace in the hearts of children and adolescents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey