Analysis of Analogies in Geography Textbooks

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Seyihoglu A., Ozgurbuz I. E.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, cilt.40, ss.163-179, 2015 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 179
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.15390/eb.2015.2609
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.163-179


In this study, the analogies in the secondary school geography textbooks have been analyzed according to their quantity and quality. In this study conducted via document analysis method, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade geography textbooks published by Ministry of Education have been analyzed; the analogies have been classified separately in the form of personal analogies and according to their relationship, presentation format, condition, position, and level of enrichment. In order for the reliability of the study, the classifications of the analogies have been done by the two researchers separately. To make an agreement on their classifications, the researchers discussed on the issue and opinions of another expert have been asked. Then, data have been analyzed and reported. The research revealed out that the analogies were not quantitatively enough and were some lack in quality.