Texts: Have your say

Some bloggers who write about education are debating the role of textbooks in the classroom. Most of the writers are people who teach kids and teens in regular, English-language schools, but a number of ESL teachers are contributing to the debate.

Some people say that textbooks give a false sense of security and learning.... that, for some teachers, it becomes too easy to rely on what's in the book, without thinking about what the students want or need.

What's your opinion? Do classes feel like "real" learning only if you have a textbook? Does it depend on the teacher? Do you feel more confident if you use a textbook in class?

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