Analyzing “English for Palestine-10” for Teaching English for the Tenth Graders in Public Schools in Palestine in Terms of the Characteristics of a good English Textbook

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Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Research and Studies. Vol 13:1: 2008
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Ahmed Awad Amin Mahmoud Raba'
An-Najah National University
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An-Najah National University
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Abstract The purpose of this study was to evaluate the book entitled “English for Palestine-10” which used for teaching English for the tenth graders in Public :Schools in Palestine. To achieve this aim, the researcher used two criteria a questionnaire that contains 52 items which helps to judge the suitability of a good textbook and a list that contains the characteristics of a good textbook. The two criteria are adapted from (Solicits, 1978; Cunningsworth 1984; Sheldon 1988; Skierso, 1991; Al-Makhzoumi 1992; McMillan and .(Schumacher 1997; Laime 1999; Ur, 1996 and Grainger, 2002 The researcher gave the questionnaire to 50 male and female English teachers who teach the tenth graders from Nablus district. After the observation and analysis of the textbook regarding the above-mentioned evaluative measures, the researcher noticed that these textbooks are suitable and could be used in private and in government schools after regarding the different .suggestions and modifications the researcher concl