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Content Analysis of the Sixth-Grade Book of “Thought and Research” Based on Curriculum Criteria (Philosophy for Children)

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This study aims to achieve a level of training categories (Philosophy for Children) on the content of thought and research sixth-grade book published in 2013. Studies were carried out according to the method of application and descriptive data collection, in which data was collected by content analysis method. Data collection tools in the study are checklists of teaching philosophy to children program criteria, including four concepts (reasoning, conceptualization, judgment and wisdom) and sixteen sub-components. In this study, analysis basis was sentences, paragraphs and questions on the content of the studied book. Due to the limited size of the population, the ‘sample population’ was selected. The descriptive analysis methods (frequency, percentage and mean tables) were used for analyzing the findings. The results showed that the authors have paid more attention to some components of teaching philosophy to children, such as links between concepts, reality representation, cognition, inductive and deductive methods, application of criteria, difference, similarity, and decentralization and less attention to some components such as benchmarking, consistent beliefs and behaviors, true-heartedness and good deeds, faith to good words and deeds, and knowing the truth.


International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 47)
F. Yakhchalian and N. S. Khorrami, "Content Analysis of the Sixth-Grade Book of “Thought and Research” Based on Curriculum Criteria (Philosophy for Children)", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 47, pp. 28-35, 2015
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