ERIC Number: EJ1071942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Thinking Levels of Questions in Christian Reading Textbooks
Lee, Heather A.
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v24 n2 p89-100 2015
If Christian schools desire students to achieve higher-level thinking, then the textbooks that teachers use should reflect such thinking. Using Risner's (1987) methodology, raters classified questions from two Christian publishers' fifth grade reading textbooks based on the revised Bloom's taxonomy (Anderson et al., 2001). The questions in the A Beka Book textbook contained 57.6% lower-level and 42.4% higher-level thinking; the questions in the Bob Jones University Press textbook contained 45.8% lower-level and 54.2% higher-level thinking. Analysis revealed a statistically significant difference between the percentages of thinking in the two publishers (p < 0.05).
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Textbooks, Thinking Skills, Elementary Education, Grade 5, Classification, Textbook Content, Questioning Techniques, Textbook Evaluation, Comparative Analysis, Statistical Significance, Hypothesis Testing, Content Analysis, Evaluators, Publishing Industry, Reading Instruction, Curriculum Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
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