HAYEF: Journal of Education
Original Article

Analysis of The Little Prince Book of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry from the Perspective of Value Transmission


Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy Üniversitesi, Eğitim Fakültesi, Temel Eğitim Bölümü, Burdur, Türkiye


Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı, Burdur, Türkiye

HAYEF: Journal of Education 2022; 19: 179-188
DOI: 10.5152/hayef.2022.12
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Children’s books have an important role in the transmission of values. Therefore, it is required to conduct studies to examine qualified children’s books in terms of value transmission. In this context, the aim of this study is to examine the book of The Little Prince in terms of values. The study was designed as document review method, which is one of the qualitative research methods. The research is based on the book The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The Little Prince book has different versions of translation into Turkish. In this study, the book published by Kids Can Press, translated into Turkish by Cemal Süreyya and Tomris Uyar, was used. The data were analyzed using the content analysis technique. As a result of the analysis, 208 value messages were determined according to the Schwartz (1992) values classification in the book The Little Prince. Ninety-three of these messages were transmitted explicitly and 104 implicitly. The Schwartz value classification also showed that the value message was mostly grouped under the title of benevolence. When the Turkish Course Curriculum (2019) was examined in terms of root values, it was seen that 36 of these messages were determined as value transmission. Of them, 36 were explicit and 24 were implicit. It was found that, in the book, the value messages were determined under the values of love, friendship, and responsibility as root values. Lastly, it has been concluded that the book of The Little Prince can be an important tool in terms of value transmission.

Cite this article as: Çeliktürk Sezgin, Z., & Güneş, C. (2022). Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’nin Küçük Prens kitabının değer iletimi bakımından incelenmesi. HAYEF: Journal of Education., 19(3), 179-188.

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