This study examined the views and attitude of teachers and students on the use and importance of textbooks in English language in Ibadan Metropolis. The study employed the descriptive survey research design. The participants in the study are senior secondary II students of English language and their teachers in Ibadan metropolis. Purposive sampling technique was used to select four schools from each of the five local governments in Ibadan metropolis. In each school, one intact class of SSII was randomly selected and all teachers of senior secondary 1-3 of English language. Overall, a total of 100 teachers and 487 students were used in the study. Instruments used were: Teachers’ questionnaire on their views of the importance and use of textbooks (r= 0.81), Teachers’ questionnaire on their attitude to the use of textbooks (r= 0.83), Students’ questionnaire on their views of the importance and use of textbooks (r= 0.82) and Students’ questionnaire on their attitude to the use of textbooks (r= 0.80). Data were analysed using descriptive statistics: frequency count, percentage, mean and standard deviation. The result that teachers and students have positive attitude to the use of textbook in teaching English (87.4%, X =3.10) and (76.6%, X =2.98), respectively. They viewed the textbook as an important resource for teachers and students in the teaching and learning of English. It is recommended that both teachers and students should possess and make adequate use of textbooks in English language classroom.
Keywords: Textbook use of textbook, importance of textbooks, Students, Attitude, Views
Prof. F. O. Ezeokoli and Ogunremi Patience O. Teachers and Students’ Views on and Attitude to the Use of Textbooks in English Language Instruction in Secondary Schools in Ibadan. Journal of Arts and Social Sciences Education, 6(1), 47-56.