ERIC Number: ED024589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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An Analysis and Evaluation of Current Selected Junior High School Science Textbooks.
Taylor, Joseph R.
Analyzed were five junior high school science textbooks, representative of science books published by eleven major publishing companies. The instrument used to analyze the textbooks contained eight major criteria: (1) educational rank of author, (2) mechanical make-up and cost, (3) psychological soundness, (4) subject matter, (5) literary style, (6) learning exercises, (7) role of science in a modern world, and (8) other desirable features. A point system was devised with an appropriate number of points assigned to each subcriterion. The rank order of texts according to points allotted is reported in the study. (BC)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, General Science, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Instructional Materials, Secondary School Science, Textbook Evaluation, Textbooks
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Authoring Institution: Auburn Univ., AL.
Identifiers: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; Holt Rinehart Winston Company; Lippincott Company; Macmillan Company; Scott Foresman Company