The role of cultural heritage resources conservation in educational textbooks of social and national education in basic stage in Jordan

Hadi Tawalbeh, Mahmoud Al-Naamneh, Wassef Al Sekhaneh, Wasif Hwari

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Abstract

This study seeks to investigate the role of Jordanian educational curricula in promoting and preserving the various forms of Jordanian cultural heritage. By adopting the approach of content analysis, it primarily examines the textbooks of the subject "social and national education" for the grades 4-10 in the Basic Education Stage to evaluate their role in educating students about cultural heritage and raising their awareness of its value. The study reveals that the textbooks under investigation have failed to educate students about how to deal with their cultural heritage and how to preserve it, particularly against the various threats and abuses that endanger it. This demonstrates the urgent need to integrate heritage education in school curricula as a significant pedagogical force in order to enhance and enrich students' understanding and appreciation of cultural heritage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-688
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Conservation Science
Volume10
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Cultural heritage
  • Education
  • Jordan
  • Social and national textbooks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Conservation
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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