A Comparative Analysis Regarding Pictures Included in Secondary School Geography Textbooks Taught in Turkey


YAŞAR O., Şeremet M.

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH IN GEOGRAPHICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, vol.16, no.2, pp.157-187, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.2167/irgee216.0
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH IN GEOGRAPHICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-187
  • Keywords: Turkey, secondary school education, geography textbooks, visual design, picture types, educational qualities of pictures

Abstract

This study brings in a comparative approach regarding pictures involved in secondary school (14-17 ages) textbooks taught in Turkey. In this respect, following the classification of pictures (line drawings and photographs) included in secondary school education geography textbooks, evaluation of the photographs in books in question in terms of quality measures has been made. In addition, after listing the problems experienced regarding the illustration works in secondary school education geography textbooks, suggestions will be made regarding illustration sufficiencies in geography textbooks.