Science textbook analysis based on UAE social and cultural background

Nagib Mahfood Balfakih

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The tendency of teaching science is emphasizing on the integration of science concepts with the learner's social and cultural background. This study is analyzing the United Arab Emirates (UAE) science textbooks of the first four grades based on the UAE social and culture background. The researcher had constructed six categories in which the science textbooks were analyzed. Content analysis was done by relating each paragraph in science textbooks with each category. Result has shown that textbooks need to integrate the UAE society and culture. Recommendations were included to improve the current science textbooks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Content analysis
  • Culture background
  • Curriculum modification
  • Science curriculum
  • United arab emirates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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