TEXTBOOK ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION OF 7TH & 8TH GRADE IN PAKISTANI CONTEXT

Abstract

Textbook evaluation has become a necessary practice in the field of teaching, seeking to assist in the choice of the best suitable book for a specific context. This paper presents an analysis and evaluation of English textbooks “Step Ahead 2” and “Step Ahead 3” for 7th and 8th class respectively. The researcher identifies how well a pre-use textbook matches the needs of a learning program and how much appropriate the activities are. The books have been analyzed impressionistically and with in-depth terminology. The results suggests some problematic areas that textbooks need improvement regarding the four skills and culture representation. There is an exposure of only foreign culture and basic skills are not emphasized equally. The findings accentuate the need to revisit the material by the authors that would contribute to the improvement of the English textbooks at these levels.

Keywords: Textbook Evaluation, checklist method, impressionistic method, in-depth method, pre-use evaluation

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Pages: 79-97 (Download PDF)

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