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ERIC Number: EJ1201825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-5210
A Comparison of Human Rights Education in Social Studies Textbooks in Turkey and the United States
Merey, Zihni
International Journal of Progressive Education, v14 n6 p18-37 2018
The aim of this study was to compare the level of allocation of human rights education issues in social studies textbooks in Turkey and the United States. For this aim, six social studies textbooks from both countries were examined. Textbooks were analyzed in terms of their level of "human rights education issues," in accordance with Karaman-Kepenekci's (1999) subcategories. A content analysis method was used to analyze the textbooks. As a result, it was observed that human rights education issues were included more in Turkish social studies textbooks. The study showed that Turkish and United States textbooks contained the "rights" subcategory the most. While the intensity scores of the "democracy," "freedom," and "judgment" subcategories were listed the highest in both countries' textbooks, on the other hand, the intensity scores of the "tolerance" and "peace" subcategories were placed last in the textbooks of both countries. [This study was presented at the International Conference on Educational Research and Innovation (ICERI) (Institute of Research and Community Services of Yogyakarta State University Yogyakarta, Indonesia, May 11-12, 2016).]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States; Turkey