IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 10, October 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Mr. Ibrahim Hassan Ali Mahfoodh, Dr. S.G. Bhanegaonkar
Nothing is more certain to guarantee disastrous teaching than an unprepared teacher is. As a part of preparing the teacher is to provide an evaluation checklist enabling him to be aware of the textbook he is using. A particular feature of the book may be inappropriate to the situation in which she/he is using it or there may simply be a feature of the book she/he dislikes and wishes to adapt. For a teacher, thus, to know the appropriateness or otherwise of the book and may wish to adapt it and make it suitable for his/her local setting, a checklist is needed to provide him with an evaluation scheme enabling him to make his/her right judgments. To evaluate the appropriateness and efficacy of a textbook is to know the principles on which the textbook has been designed and how it meets the objectives that it aims to achieve. To help evaluating a textbook, the paper has provided an eclectic evaluation checklist.