Sumerianz Journal of Education, Linguistics and Literature

Online ISSN: 2617-1201
Print ISSN: 2617-1732

Quarterly Published (4 Issues Per Year)

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Volume 3 Issue 4 (2020)

Content Analysis of the Learning Components in EFL Textbook "Way to Go" For the 7th Grade Arab Students

Authors : Dr. Abdul Kareem Igbaria ; Mrs. Fatimah Mustafa
This study aimed at evaluating the Course of Study "Way to Go" for teaching English designed for heterogeneous seventh- grade classes. The study attempts to answer the following question: How are the learning components stated, distributed, and balanced in "Way to Go" for the seventh grade Arab students? The researchers analyzed the ’Way to Go’ student’s book using CA methodology according to the following criteria: learning components - the activities and benchmarks of the five sub-domains of language learning, and the cultural aspects. The researcher calculated the frequency and percentage of the analyzed data taken from the ’Way to Go’ student’s book.  Then the researchers commented on the analysis providing examples from the analyzed data. The results of this study showed that the distribution of most of the learning components in "Way to Go" was found to be unbalanced. The researchers found that there is an imbalance in the emphasis placed on the cultural aspects, the benchmarks of the sub-domains of language learning are imbalanced in their frequencies and there is an imbalance in the distribution of the activities stated in the language learning sub-domains. In light of the results the researchers submitted several recommendations to English teachers regarding evaluating the books that they are about to use.

Pages: 38-60

Sustainable Development Challenges in Nigeria: The Role of Science Education

Authors : Aina Jacob Kola, PhD
The school stands to be the foundation of every development in the 21st century of any nation. Nigeria got independence 59 years ago, and the issue of sustainable development is still elusive due to many challenges as a result of poor education, lack of good governance and corruption. The present thesis argues that the best way to achieve sustainable development is to pay attention to three critical areas. These are teacher and teacher education programme, developing the entrepreneurial skills of science students and lastly enhancing students’ scientific literacy. The script asserted that present infrastructure in schools, governance and corrupt-laden society would not be ironclad for the three areas. The paper viewed that sustainable development depends on the school to produce creative youths who are employable through quality science teachers, sound entrepreneurial skills and high scientific literacy. The conclusion is that the nation should prioritize entrepreneurial skills and other employability skills in the science curriculum.

Pages: 32-37