A Systematic Analysis of Studies on Main Idea Teaching in Turkey

Keywords: Main Idea Instruction, Language Skills, Systematic Analysis


The main idea skill presents a structure that is the basis of all kinds of understanding and narration activities. In this respect, while it covers all language skills, it also lays the groundwork for all learning levels and lessons because people communicate through meaning transfer. Therefore, the importance of main idea teaching is not limited to academic skills, but has a potential that affects the whole life. Thus, the existence, number and quality of academic studies on the development and teaching of main idea skills from an early age is one of the issues that should be emphasized. The aim of this research is to examine the studies conducted in Turkey on main idea teaching from various perspectives. Document analysis method, one of the qualitative research approaches, was used in the research. In this context, 6 theses, 13 articles and 2 book chapters were analysed. Related studies were classified according to research types (thesis, article), thesis type (master, doctorate), language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing, visual reading and visual presentation), research method, education level and data sources. According to the results of the research, it is seen that the studies on main idea teaching in Turkey are few in number, they focus on reading skills in the context of language skills, quantitative research methods are used predominantly, there is an orientation towards elementary school and university students in terms of education levels, and studies for students are dominant in terms of data source. According to the results, it can be said that the knowledge, skills and awareness of academic disciplines, policy makers and practitioners should increase in the framework of theory and practice.

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Kaya, M., & Ulutaş, M. (2022). A Systematic Analysis of Studies on Main Idea Teaching in Turkey. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 10(S1-Aug), 87-99. https://doi.org/10.34293/education.v10iS1-Aug.5185