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Content Analysis of Life Science Area in Science Textbooks According to Korean Elementary Curriculum Change
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Content Analysis of Life Science Area in Science Textbooks According to Korean Elementary Curriculum Change
Koh, Yeon-Sook; Kim, Hyo-Nam;
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 Abstract
The purpose of this paper was analyzing the contents of life science area in elementary science textbooks according to Korean science curricula change to get suggestions for the advancement of science curriculum. The framework of content analysis was developed by revising TIMSS 2015 life science evaluation framework. The results of this research were as follows: `The differences of living things and non-living things appearing in the first grade mostly were not included in the 1st, the 6th and the 2009 revised curricula. Contents emphasizing rural life were appeared from `Teaching themes period` to the 2nd curriculum period, disappeared from the 3rd curriculum period until the 2009 revised curriculum. Contagious disease was emphasized in all elementary grades in the 1st curriculum period, which reflected a social phenomena emphasizing health and hygiene after the Korean War. Mostly fungus was included until the 7th curriculum period and bacteria and virus were added from the 2007 revised curriculum period. The way of improving health was emphasized continuously.` The differences of living things and non-living things should be included in elementary science curriculum for the correct `life` concept formation of elementary students. `Strategies for helping the living of descendants` and `the heredity of animal and plant` which were appeared in the lower grades, should be included at the higher grades with greater depth. The incoming elementary science textbooks also need to include science contents about evolution in greater depth, along with human health.
 Keywords
science curriculum;science textbook;TIMSS;elementary science education;
 Language
Korean
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