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Historielärobokens användning: En studie om gymnasielärares användning av historieläroboken.
Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The use of history books in education : A study of secondary school teachers’ use of history textbooks. (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis is to examine how secondary teachers in the subject of history are using the textbook in their teaching. Four questions are being dealt with in this thesis. What importance is being placed on the use of history textbooks by the secondary teachers? What priorities do the secondary teachers have? How do they deal with student interests? And what is the importance of the secondary teachers’ work experience? 

I have interviewed four secondary teachers with different work experience to complete this thesis. A Dictaphone has been used in all the interviews. 

Research has shown that textbooks now have a central role in teaching and the lack of alternative materials and reduction of teaching hours has made it difficult to replace. 

The main conclusions of the thesis are that the history textbook has a dual role depending on the teacher you ask, and that the history book is used differently by the teachers. The priorities vary depending on the students that are currently enrolled and their interests are. Teachers with less work experience have a rather negative attitude to the textbook and believe that it can be rigid, while teachers with more experience see it as a tool for engaging the weaker students. However, the history textbook is required, and even the teachers who are not using the history textbook can all confirm that: because even a teacher who is not using it has the history textbook for the students to have something to refer to if needed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , p. 47
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Examensarbete
Keywords [en]
History textbooks, secondary teachers, work experience, use, significance
Keywords [sv]
Historieläroböcker, gymnasielärare, arbetserfarenhet, användning, betydelse
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Pedagogical Work Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-3012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-3012DiVA, id: diva2:286626
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2010-01-12, PA235, 141 89 Huddinge Södertörns högskola, Alfred Nobels allé 7, Flemingsberg, 08:00 (Swedish)
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-01-15 Created: 2010-01-15 Last updated: 2010-01-15Bibliographically approved

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