Analysis of the Focal Issues on the Digital Textbook Policy and Exploration for the Improvement of the Policy

디지털교과서 정책의 쟁점 분석 및 개선을 위한 시사점 탐색 연구

  • Received : 2017.07.01
  • Accepted : 2017.08.20
  • Published : 2017.08.28


The purpose of this study is to examine the issues of digital textbook policy in Korea, using the four dimensional model of Cooper, Fusarelli, & Randall(2004). Building upon systematic review of the policy documents, journals, and articles, I found some issues and implications for the betterment of the policy: From normative dimension, it is important to overcome widespread view of textbook based on positivist epistemology. From structural dimension, we need to move to curriculum-based textbook system and stabilize the organization in authority within the Ministry of Education. From constituentive dimension, much more consideration and support within the authority are to be provided to teachers and students. Lastly, it is critical to develop and disseminate an effective instructional model and build capacity of teachers' ICT from technical dimension. Building upon the results, clarification of policy objectives, establishment of priorities for school grades and subjects in the mid- to long-term perspective, and the establishment of communicative venue for the gathering of opinions of teachers and students who are key participants and activation of operations.


Digital textbook policy;Cooper;4 dimensional model;Positivist epistemology;Neo-institutionalism


Supported by : 상명대학교


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