Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(2), pp. 463 - 471
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070219
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A Study of Student Perceptions Related to Friendship Value in Turkish Language and Literature Course Program with Metaphors


Fatma Süreyya Kurtoğlu *
Faculty of Education, Gazi University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

Today, despite all sorts of scientific and technological advancements, financial and moral dissatisfaction, unhappiness, and dissatisfaction from life, mercilessness, intolerance, injustice, disloyalty and indifference to what is taking place have been increasing in Turkey, together with the whole world. Countries realizing this issue have made a number of efforts in order to give national and universal values to new generations, which also can be considered as principles of living together, to make them alive and effective again and create some new values convenient for the era. Social control that has almost vanished is aimed to be regained with these efforts. In this study, the perceptions of "friendship" value of 9th graders in secondary education institutions in central Ankara, which is also included in Turkish Language and Literature Course Teaching Program, were tried to be determined with metaphors. In the research, which was conducted in scanning model with qualitative research pattern, data gathering with metaphors that is a qualitative research technique, which is seen appropriate for data gathering, was used. The study group of the research consists of 107 male and 60 female students (with a total number of 167) who were taking education in five secondary education institutions in central Ankara districts in 2017-2018 academic year's Spring term. As a result of the research, the participants developed 20 different metaphors and these metaphors were grouped into five categories as "Gain Meaning With", "Result Depending on Importance Shown", "Giving Happiness with its Existence", "Indispensable", and "Guide". Most of the 20 different metaphors on friendship value developed by the participants were described as positive with abstract words; however, few descriptions that had negative connotations were also found. The participants had positive ideas about friendship mostly related to words with concrete meanings, and it can be evaluated that a value like friendship with abstract and moral aspect is materialized.

KEYWORDS
Turkish Language and Literature Course, Friendship, Perception, Metaphor

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Fatma Süreyya Kurtoğlu . "A Study of Student Perceptions Related to Friendship Value in Turkish Language and Literature Course Program with Metaphors." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.2 (2019) 463 - 471. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070219.