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ERIC Number: ED084180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 41
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Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation of Social Studies Textbook Content.
Suh, Bernadyn K.
A model of social studies textbook analysis and evaluation is developed in this paper and is applied to the analysis and evaluation of the content on Hawaii in selected elementary school social studies textbooks. Innovative methods of content analysis and evaluation of textbook presentations were developed and applied to the subject of Hawaii to attain the widest scope of appraisal possible. The textual content was identified, categorized, and synthesized into a questionnaire. Based on the appraisal of the questionnaire by a jury of eminent scholars on Hawaii, the textual content was quantitatively evaluated for its accuracy, importance, and acceptability. The results of the individual textbook evaluation can help teachers and curriculum developers decide, both quantitatively and qualitatively, which textbook is preferable in such aspects as: the amount of coverage, accuracy, and distribution and importance of content. The structure of the paper is as follows: Introduction; Procedures; Quantitative Evaluation of the Textual Content; Qualitative Appraisal of the Textual Content; Summary and Recommendations; Tables; Selected References; and Appendix (bibliography of elementary social studies textbooks investigated). (Author/KSM)
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Identifiers - Location: Hawaii