Developing Leadership among Students through the Textbook: An analysis of the English for Today for Classes XI-XII in Bangladesh
S. M. Faisal Arafat
Good leadership is necessary for good governance and good governance complements development. One of the key conditions of development for a country is creating skilled and good citizens. The process of creating skilled and good citizens is a continuous one and is related to education policies and visions structured and implemented by different nations. In the educational institutions, textbooks often work as one of the most important tools and containers of national policies. This study is the analysis of English for Today for Classes XI-XII in Bangladesh from the perspective of leadership and building leadership skills among students. In this process of analysis, the study shows how the students are being viewed and considered as future leaders of a country. At the same time it also shows how different global and national education policies and documents focus and contribute to leadership development among students. Considering the textbook as the major document, this study discovers the leadership contents, categorizes different leadership types as reflected in the textbook and presents a perceptive discussion over the types with a parallel presentation from the textbook contents. As an analysis of an English textbook, the study also shows how Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) assists the practice of leadership building among students.
Keywords: leadership, students, leadership types, educational policies, English textbook, textbook contents, English language teaching.
|Title:||Developing Leadership among Students through the Textbook: An analysis of the English for Today for Classes XI-XII in Bangladesh|
S. M. Faisal Arafat
|Journal Name:||International Journal of Science and Business|
|ISSN:||ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)|
|Media:||Online and print|
|Date of Publication:||16/06/2020|
|Paper Type:||Research Paper|
Cite This Article:
S. M. Faisal Arafat (2020). Developing Leadership among Students through the Textbook: An analysis of the English for Today for Classes XI-XII in Bangladesh. International Journal of Science and Business, 4(5), 105-119. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3896804
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About Author (s)
S. M. Faisal Arafat, Lecturer (English), BCS (General Education), Ministry of Education, Bangladesh.