Educational Research and Reviews

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

Full Length Research Paper

Needs analysis of responsibility curriculum for primary school students

Semra Guven*
  • Semra Guven*
  • Department of Educational Sciences, Gazi Educational Faculty, Gazi University, 06500 Besevler-Ankara, Turkey.
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Aysun Ozturk
  • Aysun Ozturk
  • Department of Educational Sciences, Graduate School of Educational Sciences, Gazi University, 06500 Besevler-Ankara, Turkey.
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Serap Nur Duman
  • Serap Nur Duman
  • Department of Educational Sciences, Educational Faculty, Kırıkkale University, 71450 Yahsihan-Kırıkkale, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 24 April 2016
  •  Accepted: 28 September 2016
  •  Published: 10 October 2016

Abstract

Responsibility is among the most basic concepts that are expected to be taught at early ages and directly affect our personal and social life. Although, it is regarded as a value with its affective dimension; responsibility, a fundamental skill that we should learn formally or informally, starts with the children's introduction to their immediate environment and continues with their school life. In this process, all the tasks that they need to fulfill in compatible with a lot of factors including their ages, the developmental stage and their social environment form and shape their area of responsibility. In these areas of responsibility, children's reactions, behaviors and attitudes should be known. For that reason, the purpose of this study, in which the opinions and thoughts of the parents and class teachers of the 3rd and 4th grade primary school students were taken, is to determine the needs towards responsibility. In this case study, the data collected through semi structured interview from 10 parents and 8 teachers were analyzed through content analysis. The results obtained from the content analysis were discussed in light of the related literature. According to the results, parents and teachers' opinions and thoughts were put into five categories, which are fulfilling their duties, having effective time management, interpersonal relationships and communication, protecting their health and values. It is thought that the results obtained from this study will shed light on curricula which will be developed to gain the skill of responsibility to 3rd and 4th grade students, and will serve for raising more responsible individuals for the future.

Key words: Responsibility, skill, needs analysis.