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Review of the Health and Welfare Related Contents of the Textbooks Used at the Elementary, Middle and High Schools.
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The textbooks used at the elementary, the middle, and the high schools are basic materials which help students in obtaining the knowledges and information to understand how the society
changes and what roles the society members should play to achieve sound social norms. Therefore, it is quite important to make sure that the information is provided accurately and properly in the textbooks.

Investigating the errors such as inaccurate or improper usages of statistics and explanations, this study reviews sixty two textbooks of social studies used at the elementary, the middle, and the high schools in Korea.

The study deals with subjects in the fields of population and family, welfare, health and issues related to the re-unification of the South and North Koreas.
It finds the textbooks are exposed to various types of errors, 229 cases in total, including usages of out-of-date statistics, formal terminologies, inaccurate explanations of social phenomena and related national policies, and the adoptions of biased viewpoints.
The errors should be properly revised to prevent students’ possible misunderstandings of society and social policies. Various expert groups should participate in the process of designating and censoring the textbooks. 

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