COMPARATIVE BOOK APPRAISAL FOR ACADEMIC UTILIZATION

John Michael Villar Faller

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Critical evaluation of teaching-learning materials is a fundamental component of the educative process in schools. The need to evaluate information contained in school books is beyond question. Academic success for both teachers and students partly depends on such appraisal. Sensing this tremendous importance, the English Language Centre (ELC) of Ibra College of Technology (ICT) conducted an evaluation of its Project and Presentation Book, comparing it with that of Higher College of Technology (HCT). Using a prepared survey questionnaire, the study drew the needed data from teacher participants, particularly those who teach the subject. Ratings for each descriptive statement then were tabularized and presented in the following pages. Indeed, similar materials at times could be best appraised via detailed comparison of their attributes.

 

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critical evaluation, project and presentation, comparison, academic utilization, learning materials

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