AN ANALYSIS OF TEXTBOOKS OF ITALIAN AS THE MOTHER TONGUE IN SCHOOLS OF THE ITALIAN NATIONAL MINORITY IN CROATIA

Journal of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split, No.10 December 2017.

Original scientific paper

Gianna Mazzieri-Sanković http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3572-8125  Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia

Iva Peršić http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8449-3572  Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia

pages 73-82

Abstracts:

This paper represents the first part of research carried out on textbooks of the Italian language (as the mother tongue) that are in use in the schools of the Italian national minority in Croatia. Since this is an area that has not been sufficiently explored so far, a better understanding of the concepts, structure and content offered to students of minority schools through textbooks is necessary. The paper analyses the content and formal layout of texts and exercises, their conformity to the guidelines that the Council of Europe presented in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and their recentness, i.e. their practical applicability. The aim of the reflection on the obtained results is to point out the positive features of textbooks currently in use, but also those that need to be improved in order to facilitate and enhance the learning process itself, i.e. to ultimately achieve the best results in the students’ language competence.

Keywords:

Italian language; textbooks; Italian national minority

URI:

http://zbornik.ffst.unist.hr/?p=621&lang=en