Different from previous programs, the “values and values education” has become the main focus of the curriculum with the change in education programs in Turkey in the year 2017. The core national, spiritual and universal values of “justice, friendship, honesty, self-control, patience, respect, love, responsibility, patriotism, benevolence” are featured in the curriculum. The purpose of the study was to investigate the inclusion level of self-control value in Turkish language textbooks taught in grade 5, 6, 7, and 8 in Turkey in 2019/2020 academic year. Hence, a document analysis method was employed in the study using the Turkish language textbooks, distributed to grade 5-8 students in 2019/2020 academic year, as documents. The inclusion level of self-control value in Turkish language textbooks was compared at all levels of secondary school. The self-control value was analyzed in preparatory exercises, texts, activities, and end-of-unit evaluation, using a qualitative descriptive analysis. As a result of the study, it was determined that self-control value was scarcely included in the textbooks examined.
Turkısh Language Textbooks, Core Values, Self-Control