The Degree of Existence of Iraqi National Identity in the English Textbooks of Secondary Schools

Abstract

The study aims to reveal the degree of existence of Iraqi national identity in English textbooks, such as traditional costumes, places, values, celebrities, events, characters, names, and ancient figures. The researchers used themes, paragraphs, and illustrations as units to analyze the data of the study. The sample of the study is the English for Iraq 4th, 5th, and 6th preparatory student's book. The research tries to answer the following questions " To what degree do themes, paragraphs, and illustrations in English for Iraq 4th, 5th, and 6th preparatory student's book include Iraqi national identity? To answer the question, a percentage ratio was obtained. Results revealed that the Iraqi national identity is existed with very low percentage in the themes, paragraphs, and illustrations in the 4th, 5th, and 6th preparatory student's book.