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CHAPTER -8 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

8.1 TEXT BOOK

Definitions of a Text Book: Text book is the term for a book used in a course as the base around which the course is built. A book containing a text to teach is called text book. A text book is defined as a book that contains detailed information about a subject for people who are studying that subject, e.g. a science text book, history text book. For many people the term text book refers to learning material used in the classroom.

According to chambers English dictionary (1989), “the term text book refers to material employed by school or college students as standard works on particular subjects”. The technical definition of a text book is “a teaching tool to help students, to acquire some learning, used as a reading and activity material is called a text book.

A textbook is a standardized manual used in formal study settings, such as high school and college environments.

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