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Do The Textbooks Reflect the Curriculum? A Comparative Analysis of Social Studies Textbooks Taught in Public and Private Sector in Pakistan

Version 1 : Received: 28 July 2020 / Approved: 30 July 2020 / Online: 30 July 2020 (05:17:10 CEST)

How to cite: Khan, M.R.; Nadeem, H.A.; ., N. Do The Textbooks Reflect the Curriculum? A Comparative Analysis of Social Studies Textbooks Taught in Public and Private Sector in Pakistan. Preprints 2020, 2020070704 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0704.v1). Khan, M.R.; Nadeem, H.A.; ., N. Do The Textbooks Reflect the Curriculum? A Comparative Analysis of Social Studies Textbooks Taught in Public and Private Sector in Pakistan. Preprints 2020, 2020070704 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0704.v1).

Abstract

Text book ought to be viewed as one of the numerous sources educators can attract after making a powerful exercise and may offer a system of direction and introduction. The analysis of textbook forms a necessary part in academics so as to devise the most appropriate content. The present study made a comparative account of textbooks for Grade 5 Social studies taught in public (i.e., Punjab textbook) and private sector (Oxford textbook) of Pakistan. The comparison was made on key features and on themes suggested by National Curriculum Council (2017) as a standard for textbook publishers. The findings demonstrated that both books contain activities and are clearly written, however, PTB is cheaper, possess low paper quality than OTB and was revised in 2018 whereas OTB has not revised since 2010. It is also suggested that both textbooks do not contain enough information as per NCC’s standard. It is suggested that government should take notice about it and publishers should be bound to deliver only that material in education sector that is according to the devised set of standards.

Subject Areas

textbook; curriculum; social studies; public sector; private sector; education

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