Purpose: In this study, it was aimed to examine compassion and love, respect, tenderness, sacrifice, fidelity, help, tolerance,
altruism, sympathy, responsibility, which are related to compassion, in a fifth grade Turkish textbook taught by the Ministry of
National Education in 2019-2020 academic year.
Methodology: In this research, it was investigated how often the value of "compassion," which is decreasing day by day, was
used in secondary school fifth grade Turkish textbooks. Document analysis method, one of the qualitative research methods,
was used for the study. Textbooks can be used as a data source when document analysis is performed in educational research.
In this study, the value of compassion in the fifth grade Turkish book and the values considered to be related to the value of
compassion were examined one by one in the themes.
Findings: There was no balance in the distribution of values in the fifth grade Turkish textbook. Among the values, the value of
love was at the forefront, and the value of compassion was less mentioned in the book. In addition, while conveying the values,
the values that evoke the opposite of the values were also included in the book.
Highlights: While conveying the values, the values that evoke the opposite of the values were also included in the book. That
was not beneficial for values education