عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of this research was to study social science textbooks of primary schools based on teaching social skills to students. In addition to the analysis of the contents of the above mentioned textbooks, the researcher tried to benefit from the viewpoints of teachers. The research population included:1) Primary school’ social textbooks (grades 3, 4 & 5), in which civil education section was selected and analyzed , 2) primary school teachers (831 teachers) working in two districts of Orumiye. The sample which consisted of 262 teachers was estimated with Cochran formula. The research instrument for collecting the teachers’ views were questionnaires developed based on Likert scale. Also, the social skills presented in the above mentioned textbooks was investigated using the researcher-made checklist of social skills. The data were analyzed using the descriptive statistics, one-way ANOVA and post hoc sheffe test. The results showed that the amount of social skills available in social science textbooks was totally at middle and lower than middle level. The number and percent of social science categories at the third-grade textbooks were more than the forth- grade one and the number and percent of the above mentioned categories in both textbooks were more than the fifth-grade textbooks. The sequence and consistency-which are the two principles of content organizationare appropriately considered regarding the social skills presented in the above mentioned textbooks.