ERIC Number: EJ1211183
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Remaking Textbook Policy: Analysis of National Curriculum Alignment in Korean School Textbooks
You, JeongAe; Lee, HyeSeung; Craig, Cheryl J.
Asia Pacific Journal of Education, v39 n1 p14-30 2019
The article aims to reform Korean textbook policy through analysing national curriculum alignment in authorized school textbooks and assessing their quality management. The research was conducted with 14 different types of approved middle school physical education textbooks that were examined for the creativity embedded in Korea's current national curriculum. The research outcomes indicate great disparities in the creativity of the examined physical education texts. Also, the textbooks focused only partially on the aim and method of the mandated curriculum. The findings suggest a lack of creativity, which is a guiding principle of nationally authorized textbooks. Thus, Korean textbook policy needs to be changed in two important ways. First, the classification of creativity must be made part of the compilation criteria, and second, creativity must be reinstated as part of the authorized textbook screening process.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Educational Policy, National Curriculum, Alignment (Education), Middle Schools, Physical Education, Creativity, Textbook Standards, Textbook Content
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea