Analytical Study of the Fourth Grade Textbook through the Dimensions of Scientific Culture

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Dr. R. Meenakshi
Noor Mohammed Kadhim

Abstract

States progress and develop by growing scientific culture, whether in an individual or collective way of science with its many branches, the scientific culture consists of five parts (History and Nature of Science, Science& Technology & Society,  Morals of science, Science and  relationship to personal and community life, Scientific thinking and exploration) One of the necessities of scientific culture is to take knowledge of the history of knowledge reached by ideas or human thought in its different fields, which passed through experiments and observations. The current research aims to analyze the content of science textbook for the fourth grade of primary through the dimensions of scientific culture. To achieve this goal, the researcher used the descriptive analytical approach following the following steps



  1. The researcher took the views of teachers about the problem research through a questionnaire consisting of three questions to ascertain the mystery that includes the book of science.

  2. To achieve the objective of the research, the research has prepared a list of dimensions of scientific culture based on the sources and previous studies and research, which includes dimensions of scientific culture, in addition to the above, take the views of teachers and he did sure from their face validity.

  3. The researcher asked the specialists in science such as chemistry, physics, biology, curricula and methods of teaching science to propose percentages to the dimensions of scientific culture that are supposed to be included in the content of science curriculum for the primary stage, for the purpose of knowing whether the book includes the dimensions of scientific culture or not.

  4. The researcher analyzed the science textbook for the fourth grade of primary and depend on the analysis of the idea as a unit of analysis, and frequency as a unit of the census has been confirmed analysis and stability through external analysts and the researcher with himself.


Research Problem


            After looking at the content of the science textbook for the fourth grade of primary found that the book does not include all dimensions of scientific culture, and also after reviewing previous studies that showed the lack of observance of science in the primary stage of the dimensions of scientific culture such as the study (Haidari, 2012), and study (Budiri, 2013), The results showed that the biology books in the middle stage are not interested in the dimensions of scientific culture. the researcher felt the need to analyze the content of the book of science in terms of including the dimensions of scientific culture or not, To ensure this, the researcher submitted a questionnaire consisting of three questions to specialists in science, and their answers were to confirm that ambiguity, They answered them (yes weakly) to include the book dimensions of scientific culture? (62, 79%), and Some of them answered (Yes) to include the book for all activities and experiences that help to develop scientific culture? Their response rate was (41.86%), And some of them answered the different units of the book including the dimensions of scientific culture? (65.11%).

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Dr. R. Meenakshi, and Noor Mohammed Kadhim. “Analytical Study of the Fourth Grade Textbook through the Dimensions of Scientific Culture”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 5, no. 5, Dec. 2020, pp. 54-60, doi:10.53032/tcl.2020.5.5.07.
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