- Volume 10 Issue 2
Environmental education in Korea has been emphasized since the Fourth National Curriculum. The Environment curriculum became independent as 'Environment' for middle school and 'Environmental Science' for high school were set as independent subjects upon the Sixth National Curriculum of Korea. And the Enviroment Textbook for middle school was published by the Ministry of Education of Korea. The purpose of this study is to analyze environment textbook for middle school focusing on the organization, the format, questions and illustrations. It was expected that the results of this study could be used by Environment textbook developers. According to the analysis of 'Environment',on the organization, the textbook was consisted of 219 pages and 22 units. A unit was consisted of many subunits and activities. On the content of the textbook, the objectives of subunits stressed more on explanation form than on exemplification form. On the questions, most of them were in <activities> and the objectives of questions stressed on the presentation of the contents. The specific aspect referring results, cause, and judgement, etc. were vary rarely checked. The questions seemed as good, because questions were mostly pertinent to the what to ask, and had a good connection to the main text. By the analysis of illustration, illustrations were mostly functioned as supportive and rarely as decorative, Most of them were photographs and printed all in black-and-white pictures.