Aspects of the informational and psychological textbook safety at school: readability and simplicity

UDC 613.95/96+614 BBK 57.3

Tkachuk E. A.

The results of the research of readability and school textbook simplicity by means of widely used psycholinguistic tests, namely the Flesch readability test and the Fogh’s index, are shown. The research was conducted through the use of textbooks at both primary and secondary schools. The data related to the compliance of school textbooks and the psycholinguistic criterion of readability and simplicity, according to the educational levels (type of school or age), are given. It’s obvious, according to the given data, that school textbooks content is often difficult to understand for pupils and isn’t appropriate different age groups.

Key words: informational and psychological safety, textbooks, children

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