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Teachers' Perceptions of the New English Textbook Named Prospect 1 Used in Iranian Junior High Schools
Modern Journal of Language Teaching Methods (2016)
  • Hadi Salehi
Abstract
MATERIALS EVALUATION IS AN EDUCATIONAL NECESSITY BECAUSE IT SHOWS HOW A TEXTBOOK CAN BE IMPROVED OR JUSTIFIED. TEACHING MATERIALS HAVE A DIRECT INFLUENCE ON THE PROCESS OF LEARNING AND TEACHING. THIS RESEARCH TENDS TO JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS NAMED PROSPECT 1 WHICH WAS INTRODUCED BY THE IRANIAN MINISTRY OF EDUCATION IN 2014. TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL, A RESEARCHER-MADE QUESTIONNAIRE WAS USED AND ACCORDINGLY AN INTERVIEW WAS RUN AMONG TEACHERS WHO TEACH THIS BOOK IN CITIES OF ISFAHAN, NAJAFABAD, AND FOOLADSHAHR, IRAN. THE SAMPLE OF THIS STUDY CONSISTED OF 150 TEACHERS FOR COLLECTING THE QUANTITATIVE DATA AND THE QUALITATIVE DATA WERE OBTAINED THROUGH INTERVIEW WITH FIVE TEACHERS. THE TEXTBOOK WAS EVALUATED IN TERMS OF EIGHT MAIN FACTORS INCLUDING LAYOUT AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE, CONTENT, OBJECTIVES, LANGUAGE TYPE, SKILLS, ACTIVITIES AND TASKS, CULTURE VALUES, AND EEDS. QUANTITATIVE DATA WERE COLLECTED THROUGH A FIVE-POINT LIKERT SCALE QUESTIONNAIRE CONSISTING OF 57 ITEMS FOR TEACHERS. THE FINDINGS REVEALED THAT TEACHERS WERE IN FAVOR OF THE NEW ENGLISH TEXTBOOK IN TERMS OF LAYOUT AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE, CONTENT, OBJECTIVES, LANGUAGE TYPE, SKILLS, AND ACTIVITIES AND TASKS. THE RESULTS ALSO SHOWED THAT TEACHERS HAD ACCEPTED THE NEW TEXTBOOK SUITABLE AND PRACTICAL FOR TEACHING ENGLISH.
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Publication Date
2016
Citation Information
Hadi Salehi. "Teachers' Perceptions of the New English Textbook Named Prospect 1 Used in Iranian Junior High Schools" Modern Journal of Language Teaching Methods (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hadi_salehi/29/