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Historical themes in textbooks for nature and society in third and fourth grade in period from 1985 to 2005


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Matanović, Anita. (2013). Historical themes in textbooks for nature and society in third and fourth grade in period from 1985 to 2005. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History. [mentor Modrić-Blivajs, Dunja].

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In my graduate thesis Historical themes in textbooks for Nature and Society in third and fourth grade in period from 1985 to 2005. I have gave a review about situation in Croation education throught themes and ways of teaching. I have shown improvement in ways of teaching from 1985., when they were facing social progress on one, and ideology that was created around the person of Josip Broz Tito, on the other side to 2005. when they were approaching European, socially conscious, modern approach to students. The detachment from lecture-based teaching to interactive teaching was shown trough analysis of curriculums5, selected textbooks and workbooks in the specified period. The reason for studying the textbook is in its everyday application in the teaching process. The result of the modernization of the education system was progress and the publishing industry. After the nineties there are appearing other publishers like Alfa, Profil International, Knjiţara Ljevak, besides Školska knjiga. This enables a greater selection of textbooks and authors. Trough analysis of curriculums I saw slight improvements in the ways of teaching in period from 1990. to 2004. It was hard to make a distance from traditional teaching to modern way. The very first reading can indicate the reader the minor differences among textbooks even though they are written by different authors which is the one of the biggest problems. The minor differences do not allow progress in writing textbook but encourage transcription among authors. Interviews with teacher Danijela Kovaček taught me a lot about the situation in the classroom and the reactions of students to textbooks and topics covered. The important item of this thesis is also reviewing reference manuals about the cognitive development of children. I used them for comparing amount of material and the intellectual abilities of students.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Historical themes, teaching, textbook, student, curriculum, education
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Modrić-Blivajs, Dunja
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2014 10:57
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 11:51

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