A REVIEW OF GRADUATE THESES RELATED TO ART EDUCATION IN TURKEY: A CONTENT ANALYSIS STUDY
The main aim of this research is to reveal the trends in the graduate theses in the field of art education conducted in Turkey carried out between 2003 and 2020 in a holistic and comprehensive way. Content analysis as one of the qualitative research methods was used in this study. A comprehensive search on YOKTEZ which is national thesis center of Turkey were scanned using “art education” as keyword and 135 open-access graduate thesis on art education were obtained. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistical methods, and frequencies and percentages were given in tables and graphics. As a result of the analysis of the data, it was concluded that studies on art education were most studied in 2019, there were more professor titled advisors, more master theses were carried out and qualitative research methods and document analysis were frequently used in theses. It is thought that the results obtained from the research will shed light on future studies on art education.
Keywords: Education, art, art education, thesis, content analysis.