Astronomy In Science Textbooks - An Analysis Of PNLD 2008

Amaral, Patrícia and Oliveira, Carlos Eduardo Quintanilha Vaz de (2011) Astronomy In Science Textbooks - An Analysis Of PNLD 2008. Revista Latino-Americana de Educacao em Astronomia, 12. pp. 31-55. ISSN 1806-7573


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The importance of the textbooks in classrooms is revealed when studies are pointing that these pedagogical sources are, most of the times, the only source used by the elementary school teachers when preparing their Science lessons. When we analyzed the Astronomy contents in the textbooks approved by the Brazilian Textbook Program 2008 and which, in theory, are the best available in the Brazilian editorial market, we examined some categories in the 2008 Textbook Guide. This research characterizes the frequency of Astronomical contents appearing in the texts, in the pictures, and in the hands-on activities. Additionally, it describes some misconceptions and presents additional information on the collections.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2017 07:31
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25

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