عنوان مقاله [English]
textbooks as the most important educational tools underline the reflection and transmission of ideologies. Research literature on the discourse analysis and analysis of ideologies existing in textbooks indicates that the vast majority of these studies are based on English language learning. Taking the progressive development of Persian language teaching into account, the critical situation of Iran in the world and learners’ wrong attitude to it, the present study aims to analyze (Persian language course, Meneghini and Orsatti, 2012) in order to achieve the type and the way ideologies were presented, especially in the introduction of Iranian identity. Accordingly, based on Van Dijk's approach to ideology and the analysis of its dimensions and using three key concepts: “Square of ideology”, “group identity schema” and “strategy of representation ideologies”, two checklists were developed to analyze the selected textbook. The results show that this textbook although tries not to show bias in contexts and partly to be neutral, but through pictures andexercises, deemphasizing the positive point of “us” and emphasizing the negative points of “this group”. Thus, according to the research framework, the attitude of this book to Iranian identity has been biased and its representation is evaluated in conflict with the objectives of language teaching.