Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1707

Full Length Research Paper

The school image in children’s books

Yasin Mahmut YAKAR
  • Yasin Mahmut YAKAR
  • Department of Turkish Language Education, Faculty of Education, Erzincan University, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 08 May 2018
  •  Accepted: 30 May 2018
  •  Published: 10 June 2018


Literary works for children help the child to acquire reading habits and to be a helpful citizen in the society. Therefore, individuals obtain quality children's literature from the very beginning of childhood. In this context, the study aims to determine the reflection of the school concept in literary works prepared for children. No other individual study has been reported on the reflection of the school concept in children's books. Document analysis was used in the study. Ten story books and novels prepared for children with reflections of the school image in the study were examined. Documents examined in the study were obtained by means of an expert and read orally. Descriptive analysis was conducted followed by content analysis to analyze the data.  The results of the study suggest that the school image is mostly positively reflected in the children's books and that success and internal and external properties of the school are important in shaping character of the individual. On the other hand, poverty affects the education of a child. The school image in children's books is important for children to read, and therefore the school image in children's books should be realistic and constructed in such a way as to positively affect the child's readership.

Key words: Children’s book, school, children’s literature.