Analysis of the Bulgarian National Curriculum on the Subject “Man and Nature” in 4th Grade and the Textbooks in the Context of the TIMSS 2015 Framework: A Comparative Analysis of the Content Area Cover Image
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Analysis of the Bulgarian National Curriculum on the Subject “Man and Nature” in 4th Grade and the Textbooks in the Context of the TIMSS 2015 Framework: A Comparative Analysis of the Content Area
Analysis of the Bulgarian National Curriculum on the Subject “Man and Nature” in 4th Grade and the Textbooks in the Context of the TIMSS 2015 Framework: A Comparative Analysis of the Content Area

Author(s): Ivanka Kirilova
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Education, Sociology, Culture and social structure , School education, Educational Psychology, State/Government and Education, Social development, Rural and urban sociology, Philology, Inclusive Education / Inclusion, Sociology of Education
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: primary science; curriculum; assessment; TIMSS 2015 Framework

Summary/Abstract: Bulgaria is on the verge of its first 4th graders’ participation in the TIMSS 2015 (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) assessment. That is why the analysis of the Curriculum and the representative textbooks is of extreme significance. It is of utmost importance to identify the areas of coincidence, as well as those, where there is a discrepancy in order to align it with the TIMSS 2015 framework. In an attempt to provide such information, in the current article, a brief content analysis is made, and some problem areas are outlined. This could lead to reconsidering the Bulgarian National Curriculum and the respective textbooks in order to improve children’s performance and to develop their knowledge and practical skills.

  • Issue Year: 89/2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 394-402
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English