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dc.contributor.author Kasanda, Choshi D.
dc.contributor.author Kapenda, Hileni M.
dc.contributor.author !Gaoseb, Noah
dc.contributor.author Kandjeo-Marenga, Utji
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-06T10:04:22Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-06T10:04:22Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Lubben, F. and others. 2003. Teachers' Use of Textbooks: practice in Namibian science classrooms. Journal of Educational Studies 29(213):109-125. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0305-5698
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/751
dc.description.abstract Incidences of prescribed textbook usage in science classrooms in Namibia have been analysed using an approach adapted from linguistic analysis. Aspects of pedagogic purpose, text genre, and the social interactions between teachers and learners were used to characterise teacher and learner engagement with textbooks, and thus categorise their usage in relation to a national policy of learner-centred education. Results indicate a reacher dominated textbook use and a low frequency and restricted range of texrbook references per lesson with some 40% of the Senior Secondary classes observed making no use of their textbooks in class. The major uses of textbooks in class were for diagrams and data, and to verify factual information Occasionally, questions in textbooks were used as homework to test and/or consolidate knowledge. Pupils rarely initiated a reference to a textbook. It is suggested that if learners are to benefit fully from the investment in textbooks then their teachers need to be helped to use the resource in more constructive ways. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Carfax Publishing en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Educational Studies;213
dc.subject Teachers en_US
dc.subject Use en_US
dc.subject Textbooks en_US
dc.subject Science en_US
dc.subject Classrooms en_US
dc.subject Practice en_US
dc.subject Namibian en_US
dc.title Teachers' Use of textbooks: practice in Namibian science classrooms. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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