HAYEF: Journal of Education
RESEARCH ARTICLE

A Qualitative Study of Books on Children’s Rights

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Department of Primary Education, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Education, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Turkish Education, Gazi University, Faculty of Education, Ankara, Turkey

HAYEF: Journal of Education 2021; 18: 179-192
DOI: 10.5152/hayef.2021.20034
Read: 212 Downloads: 77 Published: 18 June 2021

This study aims to analyze children’s books on children’s rights with a qualitative approach. In accodance with this general purpose, the data sources obtained through criterion sampling were subjected to content analysis. Content analysis is a method of document analysis. The results of this study demonstrated that the books analyzed were composed of texts which were concerned with children’s rights such as rights of participation, living rights, rights of protection, and developmental rights. The themes that emerged in relation to the way the texts dealt with children’s rights indicated that children’s rights were described through stories of animal characters and by means of parental attitudes; they were presented via real-world problems, via extraordinary creatures, and in informative texts in which the absence of rights was described. Furthermore, the use of animal characters in books on children’s rights made us think about issues related to animal rights. Moreover, the use of animal characters in children’s rights books made us think about animal rights issues. This situation causes the animal rights and children’s rights to be confused. 

Cite this article as: Baş, Ö., & Temizyürek, F. (2021). A Qualitative Study of Books on Children’s Rights. HAYEF: Journal of Education, 18(2), 179-192.

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