International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2016, Vol. 12(3) 121-133

Children’s Drawings and Descriptions of their Ideal Schools: A Case Study from Turkey

Gökhan Güneş, Gözde Çakıcı Güneş & Berrin Akman

pp. 121 - 133   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2016.034

Published online: October 01, 2016  |   Number of Views: 313  |  Number of Download: 660


Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine 4-7 year old children’s drawings of the school of their dreams and to compare them with today’s schools. In a total of 45 children who attend private institutions in Ankara participated in the research. The method of the research is qualitative and data collection tools consisting of picture drawing and interview forms directed at children after drawing are also prepared with a qualitative approach. Children’s drawings were examined according to their developmental stages and children’s dream schools were compared with today’s schools by performing descriptive statistics on drawings and responses to interviews. According to the findings, drawings of younger age range were more unusual than drawings of older age range and physical structures, materials; and education programs of existing schools exhibit a remote image of the dream schools of a large portion of the children who were involved in the survey. 

Keywords: Children's school drawing, School dreams, Materials and education programs, Creativity.


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Gunes, G., Gunes, G.C. & Akman , B. (2016). Children’s Drawings and Descriptions of their Ideal Schools: A Case Study from Turkey. International Journal of Progressive Education, 12(3), 121-133.

Harvard
Gunes, G., Gunes, G. and Akman , B. (2016). Children’s Drawings and Descriptions of their Ideal Schools: A Case Study from Turkey. International Journal of Progressive Education, 12(3), pp. 121-133.

Chicago 16th edition
Gunes, Gokhan, Gozde Cakici Gunes and Berrin Akman (2016). "Children’s Drawings and Descriptions of their Ideal Schools: A Case Study from Turkey". International Journal of Progressive Education 12 (3):121-133.