CURRICULUM DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT: EVALUATING SPINE TEXTBOOKS FROM A TEACHER’S PERSPECTIVE

Abstract

The aim of this study is to explore Sudanese English language teachers’ views of the suitability and appropriateness of Spine Book One for the pupils of the Basic Level Schools in North Sudan. The Spine Series is a six-textbook series currently taught at the Basic and Secondary Level Schools in North Sudan. The research method adopted is the descriptive research method. The data are qualitative, and are collected with a checklist designed specifically for this purpose. The methodology also included content analysis. The findings indicate that: The content of this textbook is not suitable for Sudanese young learners of English. Most of the material in the textbook is not interesting. A lot of the content is obsolete and old. The four major language skills are not given equal emphasis .Neither the grammatical structures nor the vocabulary items are sequenced

Keywords: North Sudan, SPINE Series., curriculum design and development


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