The Faculty of Graduate Studies awarded the researcher Razan Snouber a Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Teaching Methods in response to her thesis entitled “Analyzing Palestinian History Textbooks for Upper Elementary Stage: An Analytical Evaluation Study”.
This study aimed to analyzing the History textbooks for Upper Elementary stage, In view of A set of values in Two areas: the moral field and the political field , and also aimed to analyzing the content of books to cognitive patterns.
The study is based on a descriptive analytical methodology, The study population is represented by the history textbooks of the primary stage: the seventh, eighth and ninth grades in the first and second parts, To achieve the study objectives, the researcher prepared three tools: the list of values and indicators used, Analysis tool in view of list of values, Analysis tool the Content to cognitive patterns.
The study found the following results:
The values that must be met in the content of the history books of the primary stage are at the moral field: Tolerance, Justice, Patience, Contentment, Glory, Fulfillment of the Covenant, the sacrifice, and mercy, and in the political field the values are: Belonging to the Islamic nation, Belonging to homeland, Unity and cohesion, and Freedom.
Values in The seventh grade textbook, have been divided equally, but in the eighth grade textbook Included (55%) from the values in moral field, and (45%) to values in political field, and the ninth grades textbook included (40%) from the values in moral field, and (60%) from the values in political field.
The all three textbooks Contained High percentage of facts, and The rest of the cognitive patterns came in a few percentages.
The committee consisted of: Dr. Belal Abu Eideh as a main supervisor and Chairman, Dr. Amer Qubaj as a second supervisor, Dr. Raja Swidan as an external examiner and Dr. Alia Assali as an internal examiner.
At the end of the session, the committee approved the success of the researcher and recommended her a Master’s degree.