대명사(pronoun); 대명사 개념(notion of pronouns); 대명사 분류체계(classification system of pronouns); 대명사 교육내용(educational contents for pronouns); 문법교육(grammar education)
국어교육연구, no.50, pp.127 - 160
This thesis was written to analyze the educational content for teaching pronouns in the secondary school curriculum. The topic is currently debated in academia.
In this research, we studied educational contents of pronouns as follows. First, we studied educational contents of pronouns in the revised curriculum of 2007, 23 textbooks on 「국어(Korean」 and 「생활국어(Practical Korean)」 for middle school students. Second, we studied educational contents of pronouns in the revised curriculum of 2009, and 4 Korean text books on 「독서와 문법(Reading and Grammar)」 for high school optional curriculum. And finally, we analyzed the problems of educational contents and proposed an alternative point.
According to textbooks, the most general notion of a pronoun is "the words which substitute for names of persons, things and places." Examples of most frequently used pronouns are, "나(I), 너(you), 이것(this), 그것(it), 저것(that), 여기(here), 저기(there)" We researched the content relevance of teaching Korean grammar while focusing on the notion of pronouns, the example vocabulary and activities related to pronouns. We also researched how pronouns were classified by textbooks.
Textbooks have features that should convey the most essential core information to middle and high school students using limited space and materials. Therefore, the notion of pronouns, the example vocabulary and activities related to pronouns should work efficiently within limited space.
Investigations recently made on textbooks based on the revised curriculum of 2011 are currently at their peak. Pronouns will be dealt with as a subcategory of content related to the parts of speech in the revised curriculum of 2011.
We expect our arguments will make many aware of the content problems in teaching pronouns and influence others to seek alternatives.