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International Journal of Research in Social Sciences
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 8
First page : ( 46) Last page : ( 63)
Online ISSN : 2249-2496.

Analysis of English Curriculum on Linguistics Skills of Students in Public Sector Higher Secondary Institutions of Karachi

Asif Muhammad1, Prof. Dr. Saeed Ahmad2, Prof. Dr. Kang M Akhtar2

1Research Scholar, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan

2Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan

Online published on 10 December, 2021.

Abstract

English is identified as the second language in Pakistan. But, the majority of the people do not speak it, however, it is employed in the main areas of authority, for instance, judiciary, education, commerce, research, and, above all in the system of government. Therefore, English expertise is required not only to get a higher education but also to get a better job in the country. Thus, the current study means to evaluate the English language curriculum and the approved coursebooks taught at the higher secondary level public institutions of Karachi, Sindh. The study also aims to explore whether the textbooks based on curriculum fulfill the future educational and professional requirements of the Pakistani students. The qualitative data (the curriculum booklet and the responses of the teachers)were evaluated through the integration of pre-determined framework and content analysis. The curriculum booklet analysis reveals that the booklet is restrictive and inflexible. It needs to be updated since the latest version came in 2006. Moreover, it is significant to highlight that it is impracticable to advise precisely which skills/aspects/beliefs (stated in the booklet) are supposed to be achieved at every advance level. In the same way, the examination of teachers’ perceptions pointed out that the Higher Secondary Level (HSL) textbooks do not fulfill the criteria mentioned in the national English curriculum for HSL. The books found to less effective and these offered discrete-point tasks. In general, the findings recommend modification in both curriculum and textbooks.

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Keywords

English Language Instructional scenario, Language Strategy and Planning, Models for Curriculum development, Discrete-point activities.

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