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Ett steg mot Förändring?: En analys av läroböcker i engelska för grundskolans tidigare år
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Swedish educational system has taken a step toward change in hopes of a better education by presenting a new national curriculum: Curriculum for the compulsory school, preschool class and the leisure-time centre 2011 (Lgr 11). I have therefore chosen to analyze the textbooks Champion 4 and Portfolio based on the objectives and areas of knowledge for grades 4-6 found in the syllabus for English in Lgr 11 in order to find out whether or not the textbooks are in harmony with the syllabus and if the textbooks can be used to help students meet the requirements found in the syllabus for the English subject.

The purpose of this study is to analyze selected textbooks for the English subject for students in fourth grade to find out which of the curriculum’s requirements are met for grades 4-6, that is, goals and areas of knowledge and if they can be used in the compulsory school.

The results of this study show that the analyzed books can be used in an education that today follows a new curriculum. However the education should not only be based on the textbooks. The teacher must take responsibility for designing an education that suits the intended student group, but also provides students with different learning styles an opportunity to develop in their individual ways. Therefore it is not a reasonable option to allow the teaching to only revolve around the textbooks even if these books offer exercises that help develop the abilities that are written in the curriculum.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
textbooks, textbook analysis, curriculum, syllabus, English
Keyword [sv]
läroböcker, läroboksanalys, läroplan, kursplan, engelska
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-14736OAI: diva2:478029
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-01-16 Created: 2012-01-15 Last updated: 2012-01-16Bibliographically approved

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