Texts form the basis of teaching Turkish. They are important resources for learning national and universal values. Feelings of love and compassion are the most important values. Especially in recent years, there has been an increase in the news and statistics of violence against animals. With this in mind, texts on animal love will help students to care about this issue. The aim of this study is to examine the texts about love of animals in Turkish textbooks. Document analysis method is used. A textbook from each of 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade textbooks published in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years has been examined. Of the 292 texts in reviewed books, 7 of them are about the animal love. In 2017-2018, there are two texts in the 5th and 6th grades, one text in the 7th grade, and no text about the love of animals in the 8th grade. In 2018-2019, there is a text on grades 5th and 6th and there is no text about love of animals in grades 7th and 8th The number of texts is fewer than the previous year. This issue should not remain at only 5th and 6th grade level. It was concluded that the texts should be prepared more carefully and the number of texts should be increased.
Animal love, animal rights, secondary school Turkish textbook.
|Author :||Selen PEKASLAN ÖZDAŞ - Salim DURUKOĞLU|
|Number of pages:||610-619|