Abstract: The existing study is an attempt to observe and compare the results of foreign and local socio-cultural value orientations present in selected Pakistani and Oxford English textbooks prescribed for students of Punjab (Pakistan). The content analysis was employed to find out the percentages of categories and subcategories of reading passages and exercises of the prescribed English textbooks in this research. For relevant data collection, an eclectic model was devised as some of the major categories with slight modification were taken from Stern's (1983) model in which he proposed six aspects of culture teaching. While in the formation of subcategories, the researcher has employed his own teaching experience. Socio-cultural value orientations were divided into three sub-themes such as individualism, collective action and material possessiveness for data analysis. The analyzed data from the textbooks indicated that individualism tends to be encouraged. Results exhibited that the Oxford textbook focused more on individualism as compare to PTB textbook.
1-Muhammad Ahsan Lecturer, Department of English, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Muhammad Naeem Lecturer, Department of English, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Noshaba Younus Assistant Professor, Department of English, Riphah International University Faisalabad Campus, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
Socio-Cultural Practices, English Textbooks and Culture, EFL in Pakistan.