Student Perceptions of Textbook Layout and Learnability in Private Schools

Alefiyah Hoshangabadwala


This research is an exploratory study that investigates students’
perceptions pertinent to textbook layout and organization and their
evaluation of the textbook ease of learning. The objective is to find
out whether the layout dynamics of school textbooks make any
difference in students’ interest in studying or subject understanding.
73 students from various private schools of Pakistan’s
cosmopolitan city Karachi responded to a quantitative survey that
gauged their perceptions regarding textbook components such as
paper, print, color, and textbook pedagogical features. Findings
indicate that students rank print and color above paper quality, and
that there is no particular relationship between a book layout and the
actual use of textbooks.


layout, learnability, pedagogical aids, private schools, primary level, textbooks

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