THE ANALYSIS OF ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE FOURTH GRADE GEOGRAPHY TEXTBOOKS

Ioana Chircev
2014 ROMANIAN REVIEW OF GEOGRAPHICAL EDUCATION   unpublished
This study focuses on the analysis of the illustrations found in five different Geography textbooks in Romania. The analysis is based on several criteria: number, size, clarity, pedagogical usefulness. The following conclusions have been drawn: the illustrations are numerous; most of the illustrations are too small and unclear to be efficiently used in the teaching activity; the purpose of some materials is purely illustrative; some illustrations are overcharged with details, which prevent
more » ... which prevent children from understanding them. Authors and publishing houses are advised to choose the illustrations in the fourth class Geography textbooks more carefully.
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