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Ulu, Hacer; Yemenici, Aliye Ilkay – African Educational Research Journal, 2021
Improving students' writing ability enables self-expression development as well as high-order thinking skills such as creative thinking. Alongside the active teaching in the classroom, the suitability of textbooks for creative writing contributes to the development of students' writing skills. In this regard, the purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Writing Exercises, Elementary Education, Textbooks
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Mandarani, Vidya; Purwati, Oikurema; Santoso, Dian Rahma – Indonesian Journal of English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, 2021
In the aim to engage the volatile future, Kemendikbud considered developing the textbooks with cultural values imbued for the 2013 Curriculum. This study is a content analysis that seeks to examine the cultural elements found in the English textbooks for junior high schoolers, to discover the evidence of global cultural manifestation in the…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Junior High Schools
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Uddin, Muhammed Rukan – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2021
The paper evaluates the ELT textbook "English for Today" (Classes Nine--Ten) which is used as a dominant instructional material in secondary level schools and madrasahs in Bangladesh. The National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) of Bangladesh published the revised edition of the textbook series "English for Today" in the…
Descriptors: Textbook Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Poroçani, Natasha; Deda, Albana – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2021
In this paper, we have reviewed and analyzed literature textbooks at the pre-university level, respectively in the high school. In this research, we have examined the way these texts are analyzed (the pedagogical apparatus as it is otherwise called). Such work is done considering the requirements of the latter to fulfill certain competencies…
Descriptors: High School Students, Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Publishing Industry
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Fitzmaurice, Olivia; O'Meara, Niamh; Johnson, Patrick – European Journal of STEM Education, 2021
A lack of knowledge and appreciation of the prominence of mathematics in different careers can have a negative impact on a student's engagement with the subject. A perceived lack of relevance can result in disinterest, and even disengagement with mathematics entirely. This can lead to more serious consequences for the economy of a country who…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Mathematics Education, Secondary School Students, Learner Engagement
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Zhang, Shuai; Wijekumar, Kausalai; Han, Bing – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2021
The current study focused on the required Grade 4 reading textbooks published by Mainland China's People's Education Press. Using the construction-integration model (C-I; Kintsch in Psychol Rev 95:163-182, 1988; Discourse Process 39:125-112, 2005) as the theoretical framework, we analyzed the texts and activities in the textbooks on the following…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Textbooks, Reading Instruction
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Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2021
This article examines environmental literacy topics in Chinese language textbooks used in elementary school education nationwide in China. Published by People's Education Press, the textbooks serve as the core teaching material for literacy education of primary school children. Informed by language socialisation and literacy studies, this paper…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Knowledge Level, Elementary Education, Textbooks
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Seifert, Susanne – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2021
The range of teaching materials now available is becoming increasingly diverse. Despite this, however, the use and influence of textbooks in teaching still remains very high. When instructing reading comprehension, teachers often use textbooks as the basis for teaching in language lessons. Establishing a good match between textbooks and the skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation
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Agius, Rachael; Zammit, Cristina – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2021
Reading comprehension is essential for students to be successful in school and active participants of society. The ability to understand text is facilitated by text structures which encourage readers' ability to locate, organize information, and to recall main ideas. To investigate the presence of text structures, an analysis of four Maltese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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Peti-Stantic, Anita; Keresteš, Gordana; Gnjidic, Vedrana – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2021
This study presents the results of an analysis of Croatian Language and Natural Sciences textbooks used in the fourth and sixth grade of primary education in Croatia. Textbooks are therein seen as core educational materials, influencing teacher practices--specifically, the reading comprehension instruction. Five textbooks were coded for text type,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Grade 4, Grade 6
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Beerwinkle, Andrea L.; Owens, Julie; Hudson, Alida – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2021
This study examined the comprehension skills and strategies presented in current reading textbooks used within the United States as a means of describing a contributor to the ecological component of reading. The ways in which comprehension skills and strategies are distributed across genres as well as connected to the National Reading Panel…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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Won, Chealin; Huntington, Anne – Comparative Education, 2021
This study explores what it means to be Korean as seen in North and South Korean elementary school textbooks. Mass schooling transforms students into national citizens belonging to specific nation-states, an exercise particularly important for both the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea. To gain insight into how these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nationalism, Elementary Education, Textbooks
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Wang, Xiaoli; Jiang, Lianjiang; Fang, Fan; Elyas, Tariq – SAGE Open, 2021
The concept of intercultural communication has become a focus in English language teaching (ELT) against the backdrop of globalization, as English is now used as a lingua franca (ELF) among people with different first languages (L1s). However, the current linguistic landscape of ELF does not reflect well in ELT practices in which native speakerism…
Descriptors: Language Role, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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López-Medina, Beatriz – TESL-EJ, 2021
Despite the prolific research on textbook evaluation in language teaching (Garinger, 2002; Miekley, 2005; Mukundan & Ahour, 2010; Nimehchisalem & Mukundan, 2015, among others), Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) textbook evaluation is still a field to be developed. The lack of specific tools prevents CLIL teachers and other…
Descriptors: Textbook Evaluation, Textbooks, Check Lists, Content and Language Integrated Learning
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Mapes, Meggie; Terigele, Teri; Slaw, Talya – Communication Teacher, 2021
Unaffordable textbooks highlight neoliberal regimes in higher education, whereby privatization and profit undermine student success. The cost of textbooks has risen more than 1,000% since 1977 (Popken, B. 2015, Aug. 6. College textbook prices have risen 1,041 percent since 1977. NBC News. https://www.nbcnews.com/…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Advocacy, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Textbook Evaluation
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