Coursebook Evaluation on Social Justice

Posted On 12/1/2019 6:36:00 PM, 0Comments

In a lesson, the most important material after the teacher can be seen as a coursebook. Today, the dependence on single textbooks in teaching shows a decreasing tendency. The most important shareholder in this regard is the increase in the number of textbooks in the market. The increasing number of books makes it difficult for teachers to select textbooks, but also reduces the quality of the content produced. Since the selected book will be used in teaching, content quality is very important. Many checklists have been produced to determine the quality of the books and book selections are made according to the results. Within the scope of this project, I examined the content of the book within the topics of Social justice.

I chose the book used by MEB from 7th grade English courses. One of the main reasons for choosing this book is that it is a book that I know from the school experience course as well as being used in English teaching currently.

 

                                  

Units in the book; Appearance and Personality, Sports, Biographies, Wild Animals, Television, Celebrations, Dreams, Public Buildings, Environment and Planets.

One of the most important things that struck me about the content of the book is; in general, the negative sexism of the professions and sports I have seen in most books is not done.

For example, in the second unit on page 25, in the picture which put there to represent football, boys and girls are playing football in a mixed way, as is the case in volleyball. Also on page 30 we can see a blind athlete Öznur YILMAZER, and Yasemin ADAR, a female wrestler.

                              

                             

In the third unit Biographies we can see the gender equality too. Such as not only mentioning men figures but also women too. For example William Shakespeare and Marie Curie.

On the other hand In unit 8 Public Buildings, we can clearly see whitewashing. Almost all of the people in the pictures are White. And this can be cause racial problems in the classrooms.

And lastly Unit 9 Environment.  This unit is probably the best unit for the social justice because most of the activities are about raising awareness about environmental problems. For example on page 108 activity 1, there is a request from students to talk about what they know about those environmental problems.

                  

And on page 113 book wants from students to choose or create a campaign for those problems.

    

As a result of evaluation, as a teacher, I would certainly use this book in the context of social justice problems. Because I think it is appropriate for both social justice content and students' levels.

About Me

Posted On 11/25/2019 10:09:00 AM, 0Comments
Hello my name is Fahri YEŞİL. I was born on May 11, 1998 in Burdur. My parents work as a civil servant in the General Directorate of Security. I think they met by chance on a course. I went to Suna Uzal Primary School in Burdur until the 5th grade. Due to my family's appointment to Banaz county of Uşak province in 2008, I completed my education up to 8th grade in 31 Ağustos Secondary School. Then I went to Şehit Necati Sargın Anatolian High School until 11th grade, and then I spent the rest of my 1 year in Ordu Cumhuriyet Anatolian High School. I have been a student at Amasya University since 2016.

I have been living in the Ordu since 2015. I cannot say that I like the city very much because it is far from the calmness I am used to in the cities I have lived before. On the other hand i love the nature of the city. Even though I don’t know how to swim, most of my days in Ordu goes like watching the sea. My favorite sport is football and I’m a big fan of Fenerbahçe. Also I am the chairman of the  Amasya University UNIGFB community since 2018. My hobbies are mainly focused on technology like coding and web site designing etc. Also I love reading books.

 
My main reason to participate in this project is the fact that I realized that social equality has a critical role in creating the ideal world for today and for the future. And apart from that I want to share with the people that social equality is different from the well known term equality. The manners towards the refugees, acceptance of the people with the gender differences by the communities and educational equality for women and girls are the topics which I would like to study in this project.