Abstract


Development of Dıscourse: “Turkısh Chıldren's Book Altın Işık"
Tales born in oral tradition continue to live in the language. When telling a story, the storyteller must use some patterns. These motifs give many tales to the fairy tale heroes and cause the narrator to associate the memory with tradition in his memory. In this research, the tales in the book Golden Light (Altın Işık) from Ziya Gökalp's thoughts were examined. Ziya Gökalp emphasized child education for shaping of society and had been a significantly influential figure at his era’s Turkish science and ideology. Data were gathered through descriptive survey method, which was based on qualitative research model. Golden Light (Altın Işık) has been recommended by Ministry of National Education (MoNE) for primary schools as a must read book among the 100 masterpieces. National and moral motifs, which were found in this book, were compared with the ones found in course books published by MoNE. Moreover, variable perceptions and objectives in child education were determined. Readaptation of these fairy tale texts was proposed in terms of adjusting these motifs to today’s understanding which is crucially important for constructing identity.

Keywords
National and moral motifs, fairy tales, text adaptation, Ziya Gökalp