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| Published: March 25, 2016

Comparative Study of the Teachers Views about Selecting Appropriate Content for Social Studies Textbook of Primary School Third Grade, Iran

Mohammad Hosein Saket

Conventional Master, University of Applied Science, Tehran, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.147/20160302

DOI: 10.25215/0302.147

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Background: Textbook, which is one of the most important sources of the students learning in the educational systems also play an important role in the educational system of Iran. Purpose: This study was conducted to compare the views of male and female teachers and authors in the selection of appropriate content for Social Studies textbook of the primary school third grade. Method: the present study was conducted in the form of causal-comparative study using a questionnaire and the analysis of its items. Two groups of 107 male and female teachers teaching in public schools, private and Shahid schools of Tehran were selected using cluster sampling. Further, 6 authors of Social Studies book working in the Research and Educational Planning Organization of the Ministry of Education were selected based on their experience using targeted sampling method. Considering the nature of the questionnaire, 32 items developed by the researchers were completed by the research participants. The collected data were analyzed using nonparametric chi-square and Yates\' correction for continuity tests in the software SPSS 19. Results: results of the study showed that there was no significant difference between the opinions of female and male teachers and authors. Findings: findings of the study showed that there was no significant gap in both scientific and ideological terms among the textbooks authors and teachers. Further, the sex of the teachers could not have any effect the difference in attitude toward the content of the books and this endorses the integrity of the education system.
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Mohammad Hosein Saket @ bijanpirnia@yahoo.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.147/20160302

DOI: 10.25215/0302.147

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 2, January-March, 2016

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