ERIC Number: ED028937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Impact of Selected Experimental Curriculum Projects on Commercially Published Elementary School Mathematics Textbooks.
Hughes, Eugene Morgan
Analyzed was the influence exerted by the School Mathematics Study Group (SMSG) and the Greater Cleveland Mathematics Program (GCMP) on commercially published textbook series. Data were obtained through page-by-page analysis of 94 textbooks. Criterion lists were selected or devised for each of the following areas: readability, vocabulary, scope and sequence, and teaching strategies. Among the conclusions were (1) the experimental series have had little impact on the readability level of commercially published textbooks, (2) the reading levels of the textbooks of the SMSG and GCMP series tend to be above assigned grade level, whereas those of commercially published textbooks are generally at or below the assigned grade level, (3) the SMSG series extended more influence on the scope and sequence of commercially published series than did the GCMP series, (4) the SMSG series had a slightly greater impact on the teaching strategies employed in the commercially published textbooks than did the GCMP series, and (5) teaching strategies included in experimental and post 1960 series provide the teacher with a means of individualizing instruction. (RP)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary School Mathematics, Instructional Materials, Mathematics, Textbooks
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Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN.
Identifiers: Greater Cleveland Mathematics Program; School Mathematics Study Group