Conformity of the Sixth-Grade Elementary Curriculum with the Components of National Citizenship
Hossein Gholami, Yousef Dehghani, Mohammad Behrouzi
This research aims to analyze the content of social science curriculum of the sixth-grade elementary school based on the components of national citizenship. Research components included environment conservation, rectitude, interaction with others, attention to health, discipline, accountability, law observance, and specialization. Hence, in this study, social science textbooks of the sixth-grade of elementary school were analyzed as the most important source of education to settle how much they were moving toward the education of a national citizen. The description criterion was the national citizen and the registration unit sentence and question. The results showed that there is a significant difference between the components of the national citizenship of the Social Studies Book of elementary sixth-grade in the regard of the national citizen (P <0.001). Also, Chi-squared test result revealed that there is a significant difference between the dynamic text and the passive text of the sixth-grade books concerning addressing the national citizen (P <0.001). According to the involvement coefficient level (0.3), the students' involvement coefficient is not at the appropriate level regarding the text. The involvement coefficient (0.58) is in an appropriate level for the national citizen concerning image. Students' involvement coefficient ratio was (1.7) in respect of the question, which showed that the national citizenship categories are not in a suitable level according to the question.