Work on Children’s Literature has been published in the International Journal of Languages Education and Teaching (IJLET)

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Added On: 09 January 2019, Wednesday, 11:41
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Work on Children’s Literature has been published in the International Journal of Languages Education and Teaching (IJLET)

Academic Members of Near East University Department of Turkish Language Teaching Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Yeniasır, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Burak Gökbulut and Graduate Student from the Department Turkish Language Teaching Egemen Ergin joint work titled as “A Look at Aysel Gürmen’s work on Children Aged 8-12 with the education on values perspective” has been published in an international journal titled as International Journal of Languages Education and Teaching (IJLET).

According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, International Journal of Languages Education and Teaching (IJLET) is scanned by national and international indexes such as The German National Library, MLA, Doaj, Erihplus, Ulrichsweb, ASOS and SOBIAD. Furthermore, the article published on an evaluation of Aysel Gürmen’s children’s literature in accordance with the Schwartz Value Theory.

The most common values identified in the works examined were tradition and self-orientation and as a reason for these values to be widely focused on is based on the aim of the author to transfer cultural elements; alongside being directly related to the importance which the author gives to raising children who are creative, original and who can determine their own goals.

In their article, the researchers from Near East Uniersity poited out the significance of tales, novels and stories that belong to the children’s literature as they held an important place among the texts that educators and families use during the transfer of culture and value to their offspring.

Moreover, they stressed that this was the reason why they examined the works of Aysel Gürmen, four books making a total of 318 pages, with the Schwartz Values and ended up finding that all the listed values were present in her work. Such that 187 values were identified, making Aysel Gürmen’s work rich in providing moral values. Additionally, Aysel Gürmen’s books were also found to be valuable in terms of exemplifying the richness of the Turkish language and making a great contribution to the development of children’s’ language skills.

There is a further need to continue carrying out studies on Children’s Literature…
In the study conducted, it was found that there was a need to include more texts from Aysel Gürmen’s books in Turkish Language course books. Furthermore, it is suggested that children are encouraged to read her work, followed by a particular focus given by teachers and parents on the values mentioned in these books. For the development of children’s literature in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, many more future studies to be conducted in the future was seen as a necessity.