ERIC Number: EJ1039061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May-10
Abstractor: As Provided
Social Studies Teachers' Viewpoints of the Social Studies Lesson "Sample of Turkey and Afghanistan"
Sonmez, Omer Faruk
Educational Research and Reviews, v9 n9 p245-254 May 2014
This study was conducted to reveal the perceptions of history, geography and social studies teachers giving the social studies lesson at primary schools in Turkey and Afghanistan towards the social studies lesson. The working group of the study involves history, geography and social studies teachers rendering service in Tokat and Kayseri provinces of Turkey and Cevizcan and Sar-i Pul provinces of Afghanistan in the school year of 2012 to 2013. In the study conducted using the qualitative research methodology, purposeful sampling selection was used in determining the participants, semi-structured interview form in collecting the data and descriptive analysis method in analyzing the acquired data. It could be asserted that social studies teachers that graduated from the departments of history and geography and are teaching social studies in our country still adopt the single-discipline approach and keep away from the interdisciplinary approach, which is the nature of social studies. It is concluded that social studies teachers rendering service in Afghanistan are unable to adopt the nature of social studies due to the fact that the units in books are prepared as single-discipline.
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, History, Geography, Departments, Teacher Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries, Sampling, Semi Structured Interviews, Interdisciplinary Approach, Units of Study, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan; Turkey