The Inclusion of Knowledge Economy Concepts in the Omani Social Studies Textbooks

Volume 5 Issue 4 (October 2020)
Jalila Al-Balushi Saif Al-Maamari
Pages: 274-286 Download Count : 54 View Count: 122 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.747456 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


The study aims at identifying the degree of inclusion of knowledge economy concepts in social studies curriculum for grades (3-12) in the Sultanate of Oman for the concepts of knowledge economy. The data were collected and the concepts were constructed by the Delphi method over three consecutive rounds, The study was applied to the sample consists of 20 social studies textbooks for grades (3-12) at the rate of (20) books for the first and second semesters at the level of the three grades, The results showed that the first indicator: the institutional system of the state represents the highest degree of inclusion of the concepts of the knowledge economy. The ICT system index represents the lowest degree of inclusion of the concepts of the knowledge economy in the content of textbooks for grades 3-12. The results also indicated that post-primary education for grades 11 and 12 comes first in the degree to which they include the concepts of the knowledge economy according to the four indicators, followed by (5-10), while none of the textbooks of the first level of basic education on concepts of knowledge economy. The study recommended the need to include the concepts of the knowledge economy in different grades and stages, and to carry out more research and studies, renewable and continuous, which ensure the concepts of economy Knowledge in different textbooks and stages in line with the requirements of the knowledge economy

Keywords

  • Knowledge Economy
  • social studies textbooks
  • Omani education
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