EVALUATION OF ENGLISH TEXTBOOK IN PAKISTAN: A CASE STUDY OF PUNJAB TEXTBOOK FOR 9TH CLASS

Abstract

The present study aimed at evaluating English text book for matriculation programme (9th class) prescribed by Punjab Textbook Board, Lahore, Pakistan. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the suitability of the textbook to contribute to the improvement of the English language programmes in Pakistani schools. A review of evaluation checklists and other methods led to the decision that adapted checklist would best fit for this study. The results of this study showed that the relevant textbook did not fulfill the general objectives of target language. The problematic areas were related to integration of skills, nature of activities and some general features of the textbook. The results also implied that more attention needs to be given to the English language textbooks that are being utilized in language programmes

Keywords: Checklists, language programmes, objectives of target language


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