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ERIC Number: ED503764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Materials Development in English as a Second Language: An Indian Experience
Meganathan, Rama
Online Submission, FOLIO v12 n2 p3-8 Jul 2008
This article presents the process of recent curricular revision and material development in English at the national level in India in a limited way. Teachers' needs and wants, their participation in the development of materials, the dilemmas of teachers and their implications for classroom transactions are discussed from the experiences of one of the members of the materials development team. The paper attempts to answer the following questions: (1) Should India need a textbook at the national level? (2) Should methodology influence material or vice-versa? (3) What material for textbooks should be used in countries like India? (4) Can teachers make good materials? Is it possible to include materials development as part of professional development of teachers? (Contains 3 notes.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India