By The Students; Being Offended, Making Peace And Training Of Peace

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Year-Number: 2016-Volume 8, Issue 3

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The purpose of the study was to examine how the term “being offended” which was the opposite of the term “peace” aimed to be gained by the students at the end of 7th grade put into action, which subject was effective upon triggering the students and the views of the students about peace training by making them teachers in a fictional way. The participants of this study are 39 male and 43 female eight grade students, which makes a total of 82 students, studying in a middle school selected by convenience sampling method based on the development level data of the Turkish Statistical Institute during the spring semester of the 2014-2015 academic year in Yenimahalle district of Ankara province. A qualitative research method and survey model was conducted in this study. Semi-structural interview form consisting of questions related to the terms “peace”, “making peace”, “being offended” prepared by the researcher by taking views of expert with the aim of learning how students share the same environment without offending each other was used. Research data was analyzed through content analysis. In conclusion part, some suggestions were presented about the research by considering the views and thoughts of the participants on the terms “peace”, “making peace”, “being offended” and how to make peace training. Results revealed that the reasons for participants for the behaviors causing them to be angry with their friends were that they thought they were ignored by their friends and that their friends lied about them. Participants pointed out that they feel uncomfortable for being angry with their friends and peach was a cheerful behavior and also life science, physical education, and Turkish lessons were the most important ones that conducing to this circumstance. Another result of the study was that participants who put themselves into teachers’ shoes stressed that the most effective way to pacify angry students was to advise them.

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to examine how the term “being offended” which was the opposite of the term “peace” aimed to be gained by the students at the end of 7th grade put into action, which subject was effective upon triggering the students and the views of the students about peace training by making them teachers in a fictional way. The participants of this study are 39 male and 43 female eight grade students, which makes a total of 82 students, studying in a middle school selected by convenience sampling method based on the development level data of the Turkish Statistical Institute during the spring semester of the 2014-2015 academic year in Yenimahalle district of Ankara province. A qualitative research method and survey model was conducted in this study. Semi-structural interview form consisting of questions related to the terms “peace”, “making peace”, “being offended” prepared by the researcher by taking views of expert with the aim of learning how students share the same environment without offending each other was used. Research data was analyzed through content analysis. In conclusion part, some suggestions were presented about the research by considering the views and thoughts of the participants on the terms “peace”, “making peace”, “being offended” and how to make peace training. Results revealed that the reasons for participants for the behaviors causing them to be angry with their friends were that they thought they were ignored by their friends and that their friends lied about them. Participants pointed out that they feel uncomfortable for being angry with their friends and peach was a cheerful behavior and also life science, physical education, and Turkish lessons were the most important ones that conducing to this circumstance. Another result of the study was that participants who put themselves into teachers’ shoes stressed that the most effective way to pacify angry students was to advise them.

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