ERIC Number: ED446134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
The Development of a Content Analysis Instrument for Analyzing College-Level Textbooks Used in the United States To Teach about the Middle East.
Al-Bataineh, Adel T.
A content analysis instrument was developed to help educators select textbooks that deal with the Middle East and reflect the goals and standards published by UNESCO and the National Councils for Social Studies, Geography, and World History. Fifty-five goals and standards were identified from those published by the four organizations. Sixty college-level faculty and specialists in Middle East history rank ordered the 55 goals and standards in terms of how important they thought the item was with respect to inclusion in college-level textbooks that deal with the Middle East. The 60 rankings were analyzed, with the mean and standard deviation calculated for each item and each category. Items were then rank-ordered from high mean to low within each category and from low standard deviation to high within each category. These rankings were used to generate a second instrument, which was sent to 184 participants. Results show agreement between the four organizations and specialists who teach about the Middle East with respect to inclusion in college-level textbooks that deal with the Middle East. (Contains 2 tables and 15 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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