Teachers’ Evaluation of KBSM Form 4, 5 English Textbooks Used in the Secondary Schools in Penang, Malaysia

Hooi Shyan Khoo, Paul Knight

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This is an exploratory study of the suitability of Form 4, 5 KBSM English textbooks used in Penang public secondary schools, Malaysia. It aims to investigate the relevance of the current textbooks to the needs of learners and the requirement of public examinations. A checklist is used to gauge teachers’ viewpoints while subsequent interview sessions seek to reveal more insightful responses.

Keywords: KBSM - Kurikulum Bersepadu Sekolah Menengah (The Integrated Secondary School Curriculum), SPM - Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (High School Certificate), ESL - English as a Second Language, EFL - English as a Foreign Language, ELT - English Language Teaching 


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