The impact of content: english textbook designing in india

Mahapatra, Santosh (2012) The impact of content: english textbook designing in india. Language and Language Teaching, 1 (2). pp. 12-15. ISSN 2277-307X

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Human consciousness plays a huge role in the formation of one’s identity. In this regard, Vygotsky (1925) states that social activities explain the emergence of consciousness in human beings. So social can also be an artifact and thus, may also be ‘a regulatory agency that channels human behavior and thought’ (Ramanathan, 2005, p. 25). Considering that schools can communicate the legitimate forms of truth through prescribed textbooks, and that the English language controls and moulds power relations in contemporary Indian society, critically looking into how texts are chosen and tasks are designed in English textbooks in India may explain their possible impact on the formation of student identity.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Mahapatra, Santosh
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Language, Reading and writing, Language teaching, Language learning
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
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