Analysis of the Children’s Songs in 2017 Elementary School Music Lesson Curriculum in Terms of Universal Values

Ömer Bilgehan Sonsel


In this study, where the survey model is utilized, the aim is to analyze the compatibility of children songs available in Elementary School Music Lesson Curriculum, which was put into effect by the Ministry of National Education in 2017, with universal values. In line with this objective, qualitative research methods have been used. The data used in the research have been obtained through document analysis. Content analyses method have been utilized in the analysis of the collected data. Sample of the research represents the population. Research sample, on the other hand, consists of the children’s songs in 2017 Elementary School Music Lesson Curriculum. The songs used in the study have been analyzed in terms of the twelve values identified by UNESCO in Living Values Education Program. Collected data have been analyzed in frequency (f) and percentage (%). The research has concluded that; “love, responsibility and happiness” values have been given an extensive place, while “respect and tolerance” have been included a little, and “honesty, humility and simplicity” are not existent. No negative values have been identified in the songs.

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Journal of Education and Training Studies  ISSN 2324-805X (Print)   ISSN 2324-8068 (Online)

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