HAYEF: Journal of Education
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An Overview of the Legal Literacy Skill in the Social Studies Curriculum from the Perspective of Jurists


Department of Turkish and Social Sciences Education, Afyon Kocatepe University Faculty of Education, Afyon, Türkiye

HAYEF: Journal of Education 2023; 20: 262-272
DOI: 10.5152/hayef.2023.23022
Okunma: 1035 İndirilme: 399 Online Yayın Tarihi: 05 Ekim 2023

Social Studies aims to raise efectve citzens. Legal literacy contributes to this aim. Legal literacy skill is a new skill that needs to be drawn for teachers, as it is a skill that was added to the social studies curriculum in 2018 and did not include adequate explanaton in the curriculum. So jurists’ views about this skill can be a guide for educators. The main purpose of this study is to examine the legal literacy skills in the social studies educaton program based on the perspectve of jurists. The study was designed in a phenomenology patern. The study was carried out with 20 jurists who were working as lawyers, prosecutors, judges, and academicians. The data of the study were collected through face-to-face interviews. These data were analyzed through content analysis. The following themes were obtained from the analyzed data: the contributon of having legal knowledge to society; the importance of having legal literacy skills in the context of efectve citzenship; necessary sources to acquire legal literacy skills; the dimensions in teaching legal literacy skills; potental actvites in teaching legal literacy skills; and insttutons, organizatons, and nongovernmental organizatons that can be used to teach legal literacy skills.

Cite this artcle as: Selanik-Ay, T. (2023). An overview of the legal literacy skill in the social studies curriculum from the perspectve of jurists. HAYEF: Journal of Educaton, 20(3), 262-272.

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