Volume 3 Issue 1 (June 2024)

Issue Information

Issue Information

pp. i - vi   |  DOI: 10.29329/ijcae.2024.1050



Original Articles

The Gates of Adatepe Village in Artistic Expression

Burcu Onur & Yeşim Zümrüt

pp. 1 - 25   |  DOI: 10.29329/ijcae.2024.1050.1


This article explores the metaphorical use of the theme of doors in the field of art, beyond its functional role, to narrate or reflect emotions, culture, lifestyle, religious beliefs, and socio-economic status. The study focuses on the example of the village of Adatepe, situated in the town of Küçükkuyu in the Çanakkale province of Turkey. Emphasizing the geographical and cultural significance of Adatepe village, the research particularly delves into its architectural features. Adatepe has hosted a historical legacy where Turks and Greeks lived together before the Population Exchange. The traces of this rich past, especially through traditional doors, have been preserved to the present day. Shaped by the architectural character evolving under the influence of forced migration, these doors not only serve as tangible expressions of history and cultural heritage, determining the village's character, but also reflect the experiences, cultural origins, and social connections of the migrants. In this study, the examination of how Adatepe's architectural features reflect the village's history and culture aims not only to document these existing doors as architectural elements but also to study them with the unique language of art, highlighting their symbolic value in terms of the nature of the society and culture they belong to, not only in terms of their physical structures but also in the meanings they carry. The goal is to bridge the past and the present by documenting these doors, which hold significant symbolic value, through the distinctive language of art.

Keywords: Adatepe Village, Door, Architecture, Door Theme in Art

Beyond textbooks: A manga-based approach to values education

Atilla Özdemir, Sevda Ceylan-Dadakoğlu & Baran Dadakoğlu

pp. 26 - 55   |  DOI: 10.29329/ijcae.2024.1050.2


The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of using manga in values education on the level of knowledge, perception, and synthesis skills of high school students regarding root values. In the study, a quasi-experimental design with a pretest-posttest control group was used as one of the quantitative research designs.  In order to achieve the specified purpose, a quasi-experimental design with a pretest-posttest control group was used among the quantitative research designs. Data were collected using researcher-developed rubrics and opinion forms. The study group consisted of a total of 60 students in the ninth and eleventh grades of a high school in a central city in Central Anatolia. Half of the students were assigned to the experimental group and half to the control group. Participants were selected through "convenience sampling". The data collected from the interview form were tabulated and presented, while the data obtained from the rubrics were statistically analyzed. According to the findings obtained; it was concluded that the root values in manga were perceived differently by the participants, all the root values were included in the original manga, and more than half of the participants found the manga sufficient in terms of all the root values, and the participants mostly stated that the manga was successful in conveying the root values. Therefore, it can be said that manga can be successful in teaching moral values. By evaluating the results, it is concluded that manga can be used as an alternative tool in values education and it is recommended to use it as a course tool in values education. 

Keywords: Values Education, Root Values, Manga