June 2015
Annales: Series Historia et Sociologia;2015, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p385
Academic Journal
The paper presents a qualitative and quantitative analysis of 44 contemporary, legally approved history textbooks, which were issued by various publishers in Slovenia, United Kingdom - England and Italy and in use in the school years 2010/2011, 2011/12 and 2012/13. The data processing has been conducted with technique of content analysis in history textbooks in basic school, through which we wished to determine the level of appropriateness and the difficulty of 11.947 questions and tasks. Starting from the tendency to promote educational work with high ability learners and the opportunities to realize their potential, we wished to present the frameworks and modern teaching strategies that strive towards didactic and methodological renewal of basic education. In Slovenia, Italy and in the UK (England) we highlighted history textbooks, as belief that they reflect the ethics, culture and other areas of a society, while their content also reveals the nature of the whole educational system of the country. The research has shown that the most developed system for teaching more successful students is in England, while the least developed is the Italian system. Slovenian history textbooks in majority emphasizes encyclopedic knowledge and require the realization of general learning objectives at lower taxonomic levels according to Bloom's taxonomy, and do not sufficiently promote creativity and higher mental processes with high ability students.


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