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Evaluation of Malaysian English language teaching textbooks


Mukundan, Jayakaran and Kalajahi, Seyed Ali Rezvani (2013) Evaluation of Malaysian English language teaching textbooks. International Journal of Education & Literacy Studies, 1 (1). pp. 38-46. ISSN 2201-568X; ESSN: 2201-5698


Research in materials evaluation has been an important focus in ELT since the 1980s. The objective of the present study is to evaluate the general attributes of the textbooks and to evaluate the learning-teaching content. In this study, 944 male and female English teachers (Year 1 to Year 6 & Form 1 to Form 5) evaluated the English books using a valid and reliable checklist. In terms of general attributes and learning-teaching content of the textbooks, the results showed that Year 1 to Year 6 teachers reported that the current textbooks are ‘highly useful’ to the students, whereas Form 1 to Form 5 teachers contended that the school books are only ‘moderately useful’. The findings of this study can be useful for curricula designers and Ministry of Education as a reference for improving or modifying the textbooks.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijels.v.1n.1p.38
Publisher: Australian International Academic Centre
Keywords: Textbook evaluation; ELT-TEC; Checklist; Malaysian teachers
Depositing User: Emelda Mohd Hamid
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2014 07:56
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2019 04:04
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29036
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