INVESTIGATION OF THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE UNITS OF HEALTHY LIFE PREPARE CHILDREN FOR STRUGGLING WITH COVID-19

Ahu Taneri, Remzi Kılıç

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Schools are one of the important environments where children can attain the right attitudes and behaviours during the epidemic. The curriculum implemented and textbooks taught in schools form the basis of resources for knowledge that can be used by both teachers and students. In Turkey, health information is given to primary school children in the units of “Healthy Life” in life sciences classes. In the current study, the extent to which the units of healthy life prepare children for struggling with COVID-19 was investigated. To this end, both the life sciences curriculum and the textbooks taught in the first three grade levels were analyzed. The findings of the study revealed that both the life sciences curriculum and the textbooks taught do not have the content adequate to prepare children for struggling with the epidemic.

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