Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2009

Full Length Research Paper

Comparison of values IN 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade primary education music class students’ workbooks according to Rokeach’s and Akbaş’s value classifications

H. Serdar ÇAKIRER
Ahmet KeleÅŸoÄŸlu Faculty of Education, Department of Fine Arts Education, Division of Music Education, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya/Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Received: 21 July 2014
  •  Accepted: 19 September 2014
  •  Published: 10 October 2014

Abstract

The aim of the present study is to compare the values in the songs of 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade primary education music classes students’ workbooks according to the value categorizations proposed by Rockeach and AkbaÅŸ and which values among the categories mentioned are taught to the students in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade primary education music classes students’ workbooks. The study sample consists of 102 school songs included in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade primary education music classes students’ workbooks. Data are collected through the international prominent Rockeach Value Survey and AkbaÅŸ Value Classification System. Content analysis was made from the data collected and the values of the songs are presented in tables. Upon determining the frequency of the values expressed in the books, they have been compared with Rockeach and AkbaÅŸ value classification lists. The results of the present study reveal that the values present in the students’ workbooks do not confirm with the majority of the values expressed in the lists of both value categorizations. The study is in line with qualitative research design and aims to determine a present condition. It is based on 102 school songs in the students’ workbooks published by Turkish Ministry of Education. 
 
Key words: Music, music education, values education, value