A STUDY OF IDEOLOGICAL ASPECTS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEXTBOOKS
Keywords:socio-cognition, ideology, nationalism, Islamic values.
Textbooks reflect the social thought for the collective mentoring of an individual in the social process of life. It might be taken as benchmark for better education system, particularly in the Pakistani educational context as they serve to indigenize the ideas and constructs as presented in then (textbooks). The present research aimed at finding out ideological instances for analysis of various aspects of ideology in English language textbook at primary level. The research is descriptive in nature and the qualitative approach has been applied. The data was collected from the English textbook of Punjab Textbook Board Lahore (PTBL) (2017-18)after analyzing the selected excerpts from the textbooks for the study.This research analyzed religious and national aspects of ideology found in the discourse of the textbook. The study was carried out in the light of socio cognitive model provided by Van Dijk. The research highlights the positive reflections of national and religious ideological aspects in the discourse ofthe textbook, which are meant to result into positive grooming of the students in religious and national perspectives