Analysis of a Typical Chinese High School Biology Textbook Using the AAAS Textbook Standards
Ye Liang 1 * , William W. Cobern 1
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1 Western Michigan University, USA
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate a typical Chinese high school biology textbook using the textbook standards of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The data were composed of three chapters selected from the textbook. Each chapter was analyzed and rated using the AAAS textbook standards. Pearson correlations between the chapter ratings and the AAAS textbook standards were calculated. Results showed that the chapters meet most of the AAAS standards. This paper discussed the weaknesses and strengths of the textbook chapters based on the criteria. In general, the Chinese textbook was found satisfactory; however, there is still room for improvement. The study provides valuable insights and suggestions for improving the textbook.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.12973/eurasia.2013.942a

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2013 - Volume 9 Issue 4, pp. 329-336

Publication date: 14 Dec 2013

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