AN EVALUATIVE STUDY ON SECONDARY SCHOOL SCIENCE TEXT BOOKS PRESCRIBED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH By Syed Ibrahim Khaleel[1]

 

Abstract

Education in its broadest sense is the means through which the aims and habits of a group of people lives on from one generation to the next. Generally it has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels or acts. It is narrow technical sense; education is a formal process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills, customs and values from one generation to another, e.g. instructions in schools.

The textbook is, in fact, the heart of the school and without the ubiquitous text there would be no schools, at least as we know them”. Textbook for children are widely recognized as having ideological, educational, socializing and pedagogical implications and objectives. Therefore this is important to understand that text produced and presented in the books. Because, the material produced for the very young children play an important role in reshaping discourse that are already in circulation in the broader social world.

The term curriculum used in a number of ways by parents, educators and businesses. Some see curriculum as the “academic stuff that is done to children in school.” Teachers themselves use the term in different ways depending on their views and needs. In any school staffroom one may hear statements about curriculum such as the following: “The kids are really making progress since I began modifying the curriculum to better meet their needs.”

Keywords: Evaluation, Secondary School, Science Text Book.

[1] Principal, Vaishnavi College of Education, Mahabubnagar-509001, Telangana., sibkhaleel@yahoo.co.in