Abstract

The study aimed to identify the differences in the development of science books, the method of content presentation, and the extent to which the characteristics of the age group were considered. Among the topics presented in the science books for the third grade primary and the primary quarters of Jordan and Cambridge, the sample is the science book for the third and fourth grade of the Kingdom of Jordan, as well as the third and fourth grade elementary school of Cambridge, UK. The study revealed that the British / Cambridge curriculum distinguished the age characteristics of this stage in terms of quality of the interior and exterior. The curriculum is attractive and draws the attention of children in this stage because this stage is characterized by vitality, activity, interaction and the quality of casing helps to preserve this book. The Jordanian curriculum patronizes the characteristics of this stage but the British curriculum is more advanced than the Jordanian curriculum, and some similarities were observed in the main topics. However, in the details, the British curriculum extends
more to the subjects. Activity books included more practice for every unit in science textbooks. The method of presentation in a broader sense include the British curriculum compared to the Jordanian curriculum. The Jordanian curriculum was initially based on activities and then the main information. Thus, it was concluded that the British curriculum is better than the Jordanian curriculum according to the comparison made in this research.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2018

  • Date of Conference: 25-28 June, 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2018.0035
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-90-2
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada