85 bildlärares inställning till läroböcker i årskurs 7-9 - En kvantitativ studie med en komparativ analysmetod av Skolverkets rapport
Abstract This thesis has intended to investigate the role of textbooks in Swedish high schools in the art subject. A quantitative method in the form of a survey has been used to answer the purpose and questions of this thesis. The same questionnaires as in the National Agency for Education’s report The role of teaching aids in teaching (2006) was used to compare the results by a comparative analysis method. The purpose of this thesis was to see if anything has changed in the art teacher's use of teaching aids since the report was released. The result from the National Agency for Education’s report that this thesis was primarily interested in was the fact that the most art teachers were generally unsatisfied with the supply of teaching materials and for that reason called for more teaching materials to choose from. The questionnaire of this thesis was therefore sent out by e-mail to 300 randomly selected schools in Sweden, with 15 representatives from each county to get a greater overview. Of the respondents, 85 art teachers replied to the survey. The answers from the survey showed that fairly little had changed since the National Agency for Education's report was released. Although, the use of the Internet, computers and other technical equipment as teaching materials had increased significantly since the first report was published. The same applies to the adaptation of teaching materials to the curriculum, syllabus, and grade requirements. Apart from that, there were small differences between the two surveys. As many as 84% of the participants in this thesis survey answered that they rarely or never used publisher-produced textbooks in teaching and 73% thought that the supply of textbooks in the subject was either “quite poor” or “very poor”, which could indicate that there is still a need for textbooks in the art subject. More research is needed regarding the connection between textbooks and art teaching since there is a shortcoming on the subject matter.