A comparative study of the previous and the new English language textbook: Pre-university book versus Vision 3 (Research Article)

Document Type : Research Paper


English Department, Faculty of Humanities, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran



The current comparative study aimed to juxtapose the newly compiled English textbook for the students in the third grade of senior high school, Vision 3, and the previously taught English textbook for pre-university students. To this end, 130 experienced teachers, with the experience of teaching both textbooks, were asked to complete an eclectic checklist comprising 38 items and evaluating the book in terms of nine major criteria, namely general considerations, vocabulary, grammar, speaking, listening, reading, writing, pronunciation supplementary materials, tasks, and activities. Following that, 20 teachers were interviewed to enrich the results of the quantitative data. Overall, the results revealed the teachers’ contentment with the newly developed English textbook. In particular, the mean values indicated that English teachers rated the speaking and listening sections as the most satisfactory parts while they ranked the supplementary materials criterion as the least satisfactory one in Vision 3. Indeed, they believed that notwithstanding the dramatically positive changes in Vision 3, the book still requires undergoing major revisions to act as a rich source for enabling the EFL students to communicate fluently, accurately, and effectively. In this regard, the findings would benefit the materials developers to locate the areas for further modifications.


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Article Title [فارسی]

مقایسه ی کتاب قدیم (پیش دانشگاهی) و کتاب جدید التالیف زبان انگلیسی ویژن ۳

Author [فارسی]

  • مودت سعیدی
گروه زبان های خارجی، دانشکده ادبیات و علوم انسانی، دانشگاه تربیت دبیر شهید رجایی، تهران، ایران
Abstract [فارسی]

مطالعه ی حاضر به مقایسه ی کتاب جدید التالیف زبان انگلیسی برای پایه ی دوازدهم و کتاب قدیم پیش دانشگاهی پرداخته است. بدین منظور، ۱۳۰ معلم زبان انگلیسی پایه ی دوازدهم که تجربه ی تدریس کتاب پیش دانشگاهی و کتاب ویژن را داشتند، پرسشنامه ای شامل ۳۸ سوال را تکمیل کردند که به بررسی نه معیار ملاحظات کلی، کلمات، دستور زبان، صحبت کردن، شنیدن، خواندن، نوشتن، تلفظ، مطالب کمک آموزشی، تکالیف و فعالیت ها مربوط می شدند. همچنین، ۲۰ معلم برای تعمیق یافته های کمی، مورد مصاحبه قرار گرفتند. به طور کلی، نتایج نشان دهنده ی رضایت معلمان از کتاب جدید التالیف بود. به طور مشخص، نتایج بررسی پاسخ های معلمان نشان داد که از نظر آنها، بخشهای صحبت کردن و شنیداری بالاترین میزان رضایت را ایجاد نموده اند درحالیکه معلمان، بخش مطالب کمک آموزشی را در پایین ترین میزان رضایت ارزیابی کردند. آنها بر این باور بودند که علیرغم تغییرات مثبت در کتاب جدید، اصلاحات جدی بیشتر می تواند کتاب را در جهت توانمندسازی دانش آموزان برای برقراری ارتباط صحیح و موثر یاری بخشد. یافته ها می تواند به مولفان محترم کتاب کمک نماید تا بخشهایی که نیازمند اصلاحات بیشتر هستند شناسایی نمایند.

Keywords [فارسی]

  • کتاب درسی
  • ارزشیابی
  • کتاب زبان انگلیسی پیش دانشگاهی
  • ارزشیابی کتاب درسی
  • ویژن ۳
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