Course Content (Syllabus)
The course material is divided into three distinct thematic units:
A) The pedagogical approach of the school textbook.
In the frame of this particular thematic unit, the functions of school textbooks, their structural characteristics, the illustration and their relation to the curriculum will be examined.
B) The policies concerning school textbooks.
There will be a reference based on the way according to which European countries confront a school textbook and afterwards, the three main policies practiced in the modern Greek state from its establishment until today (the policy of free competition, the policy of state regulative interventionism and the policy of state monopoly) will be examined. The current developments and trends will also be discussed.
C) Research methods concerning school textbooks.
Two methods of content analysis about school textbooks (a quantitative and a qualitative one) will be indicatively presented. Later on, certain researches will be presented and at the same time their researching planning and the methodology that they follow will be commented on. Finally, students will implement the methodological tools in practice, so as to analyse texts of limited extent.
Additional bibliography for study
-Α. Φραγκουδάκη-Θ. Δραγώνα: "Τί είν' η πατρίδα μας;". Εθνοκεντρισμός στην εκπαίδευση, Αλεξάνδριεα, Αθήνα 1998.
-Κ. Μπονίδης: Το περιεχόμενο του σχολικού βιβλίου ως αντικείμενο έρευνας, Μεταίχμιο, Αθήνα 2004.
-Χάρης Αθανασιάδης: Τα αποσυρθέντα βιβλία. Έθνος και σχολική Ιστορία στην Ελλάδα, 1858-2008, Αλεξάνδρεια 2015.