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Original article | Pedagogical Perspective 2022, Vol. 1(1) 55-67

Academic Dissertations on the Social Studies Course Curriculum in Turkey: A Review of the Literature (2006-2021)

Aslıhan Gez Çi̇npolat

pp. 55 - 67   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2204-11-0008.R1

Published online: June 27, 2022  |   Number of Views: 58  |  Number of Download: 207


This research examines the content features of the postgraduate theses prepared about the social studies course curriculum. In the research, document analysis was used in qualitative research. For this purpose, the research materials consist of 64 postgraduate theses, which can be accessed from the website of the National Thesis Center of the Council of Higher Education, Turkey. These theses cover the years 2006-2021. There has been no regular increase in the number of theses produced over the years. Theses were made in 33 different universities. The highest number of theses are addressed to Marmara University, one of Turkey's well-established universities. The titles of thesis advisors are often doctors for master's degrees and more professors at the doctoral level. In the theses produced, mostly qualitative approach was adopted. As a model, the survey model was preferred more. In the theses, mostly curricula and teachers were chosen as samples. Survey and interview forms were mostly preferred in data collection tools. Content analysis was used most frequently in data analysis. “Social studies lesson” and “social studies lesson curriculum” were frequently used as keywords. The programs prepared in 2005 and 2018 were mostly discussed in the theses examined. Theses mainly include examining the programs (from various perspectives) with the opinions of teachers, students, parents, field experts, and pre-service teachers.

Keywords: Social studies curriculum, Theses, Dissertations, Turkey, Literature review

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Ci̇npolat, A.G. (2022). Academic Dissertations on the Social Studies Course Curriculum in Turkey: A Review of the Literature (2006-2021) . Pedagogical Perspective, 1(1), 55-67. doi: 10.29329/pedper.2022.448.4

Ci̇npolat, A. (2022). Academic Dissertations on the Social Studies Course Curriculum in Turkey: A Review of the Literature (2006-2021) . Pedagogical Perspective, 1(1), pp. 55-67.

Chicago 16th edition
Ci̇npolat, Aslihan Gez (2022). "Academic Dissertations on the Social Studies Course Curriculum in Turkey: A Review of the Literature (2006-2021) ". Pedagogical Perspective 1 (1):55-67. doi:10.29329/pedper.2022.448.4.


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