A content analysis of the language quality of thematic textbooks for elementary school students

Tina Mardiyana, Endang Fauziati, Yeny Prastiwi, Minsih Minsih


Primary school students rely heavily on textbooks for instruction. Using the
variety of textbooks, a description of the theme textbooks’ linguistic quality
is conspicuously absent, particularly for students in the fifth grade. Language
fit for students’ growth, communicative language, and coherence and
cohesiveness were all included in this study’s analysis of textbooks’
language quality. Qualitative content analysis was used in this study's
methodology. All texts from the heat and transfer-themed of fifth-grade
textbooks published by the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture,
Yudhistira, and Erlangga publishers were included in the study.
Documentation was utilized to collect the data. Sample, record, reduce,
infer, and narrate were all data analysis approaches used. The findings of this
research indicated that the three publishers’ textbooks had excellent
language quality in terms of language compatibility for students’ growth and
the communicative language issued by the Indonesian Ministry of Education
and Culture and Erlangga was wonderful, but Yudhistira was awful. There
were a lot of solid points made in the Ministry of Education and Culture’s
publications. Both Yudhistira and Erlangga performed admirably. The
quality of textbook language was found to be satisfactory in this study.


Fifth grade; Language quality; Primary school; Thematic textbooks

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11591/edulearn.v17i2.20573


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