UNLOCKING THE SUSTAINABILITY: EVALUATING THE SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION IN ENGLISH TEXTBOOK GRADE IX

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  • Muhammad Jamil Lecturer, Department of Education, GC Women University Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Fatima Anwar Lecturer, English Language Center, Minhaj University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Humayun Sohail PhD Scholar, Department of Education Research & Assessment, University of Okara

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https://doi.org/10.53664/JSSD/03-02-2024-01-01-13

Abstract

The study analyzed the sustainability dimensions integrated in the textbook of English (Grade IX) for Punjab, Pakistan using sustainability framework proposed by Tavanti (2010). For this purpose, the English textbook for Grade IX was purposively sampled and analyzed through the qualitative content analysis processed on NVivo 12 software. The analysis results show that the English textbook for grade 9 also covers environmental, social, institutional, cultural sustainability & value-based sustainability. Moreover, the values have been included like the moral stories for patriotism, national unity, and ethical conduct. The English textbook (grade 9) does not cover economic sustainability adequately. The study concludes that the textbook of English Grade 9 has boundaries to make indifferent students’ responsible citizens as claimed by liberal educational policy of Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board. However, curriculum may be further improved by adding explicit mentions of the sustainable practices, green technologies, inclusive growth, poverty, hunger, responsible consumption, and production. Findings further suggest holistic approach to include education for sustainable development in the textbooks.

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Published

03-05-2024

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Muhammad Jamil, Fatima Anwar, & Humayun Sohail. (2024). UNLOCKING THE SUSTAINABILITY: EVALUATING THE SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION IN ENGLISH TEXTBOOK GRADE IX. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES DEVELOPMENT, 3(2), 1–13. https://doi.org/10.53664/JSSD/03-02-2024-01-01-13

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