Jämförelse mellan betyg och läromedel : En textboksanalys av läromedel för EN 1201 (Engelska A, gymnasiet)
Abstract (Summary)AbstractThe purpose of this final paper is to compare the goals to aim for in the syllabus for EN 1201, using a textbook analysis, with six teaching materials. Three teaching materials for so-called vocational programs and three teaching materials for theoretical programs have been analysed to see whether the goals are reached or not. It has also been examined if there are any differences how the goals are reached for in the different programs. A personal interpretation of the goals has been made.The result showed that none of the teaching materials reached all the goals. There are mainly two goals missing in the books: (1) reflection over ways of living, cultural traditions and social conditions in English speaking countries, and (2) increased responsibility for developing the student’s language ability. The goal which focuses on students’ fields of study is often missing as well, but not to the same extent as (1) and (2) above. Grammar takes up an unproportionally big part of the textbooks and workbooks, considering the fact that there is no explicit goal about grammar in EN1201.The conclusion is that the teachers cannot build their teaching entirely on the teaching material. Teachers need to professionally interpret the goals and make their own local syllabus to support their teaching. Teachers have to find extra material in order to cover all the goals.Key words: EN 1201, goals to aim for, teaching material, vocational and theoretical programs, upper secondary school.
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:09/01/2006