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Evaluation of the English Curriculum on the Basis of Linguistics Skills Approved for Higher Secondary Level Public Institutions of Karachi
English is not spoken by most of the population of Pakistan, however, is officially employed in public and private organizations; it has acquired the status of the second language in the country. For that reason, the English language is obligatory to obtain better education and well-paid jobs. So, the present study aimed to investigate the National English Curriculum Booklet of Pakistan (2006) prescribed for Higher Secondary Certificate level (grade XI and XII). The study also examined whether the intermediate textbooks (Textbook-I and Textbook-II) published by the Sindh Textbook Board, Jamshoro meets the criteria set in the curriculum. The article also tried to find out whether the course books centered on the curriculum fulfill the future academic and professional needs of the Pakistani pupil. The qualitative data of the course books were assessed using the procedures listed by (Schreier 2012) for content analysis and (Pauwels 2012)for negative analysis. The curriculum was evaluated employing the framework of (Dubin and Olshtain 1986). The findings expose that the curriculum is limiting and rigid. Similarly, it was found that the course books are restrictive, less productive, and do not achieve the set targets listed in the English curriculum for the higher secondary level. In the main, the results suggested amendments in both the course books and curriculum.
Research Scholar, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Hamdard University, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Ahmad Saeed
Research Supervisor, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Hamdard University Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Dr. M Akhtar Kang
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Hamdard University Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Curriculum Developmental Approaches, English Language Course Books, Language Education Scenario, Language Instructional Tactics, Planning, Discrete-Point Exercises