DISABILITY IN CHILDREN'S BOOK PAINTINGS IN THE CONTEXT OF SOCIAL REPRESENTATION


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Arifoğlu G., Baş Ş.

inSEA World Congress 2023, Çanakkale, Turkey, 4 - 08 September 2023, pp.40

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Çanakkale
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.40
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In Turkey, there have been significant developments in order to increase the quality of textbooks in recent years. One of the remarkable qualities of the MEB's textbooks is to include disabled representations in the context of social representation. Despite the increasing disabled population in the world, these individuals continue to face discrimination, inequality and poverty. For this reason, it is important to gain the right attitudes and behaviors for the disabled individual from a young age. On the other hand, although today's media tools take an important role in children's learning, books are still primary sources for children. In this respect, considering the social awareness processes of disabled individuals, the determination of how much and how to include disabled individuals in children's books was deemed worthy of investigation. This determination will enable us to learn about books that may be the vehicle to increase individual differences as of early childhood. In this context, the lists of the most sales of the most popular sites selling online books in Turkey were examined at the end of 2022. From these lists, 200 illustrated children's books appealing to early childhood were included in the research. Descriptive analysis of the data obtained from the study conducted as a screening research continues. With the results of the research, it is expected to draw attention to the social representation in the children's book paintings and to raise awareness on this issue.