ERIC Number: ED225185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Textbook in American Society.
Cole, John Y., Ed.; Sticht, Thomas G., Ed.
Focusing on current knowledge of the textbook in American education and society, the 18 papers in this collection represent the views of educators, publishers, state and federal education officers, librarians, authors, and industry critics. Papers in the first section, "Textbooks and Literacy," deal with the role of the textbook in the curriculum; social environments for textbook learning; cultures and textbooks; and publishers, teachers, and reading achievement. Papers in the second section, "The Textbook in the Elementary Curriculum," discuss basal readers and elementary mathematics textbooks, while those in the third section, "The Textbook in the Middle, Secondary, and Post-Secondary Curriculum," deal with a variety of topics including social pressures and textbooks, the learning process and the text in use, and cognition and the design of textbooks. The final section, "Current Issues in Textbook Publishing," contains papers on textbooks and the military; facts and myths concerning textbook publishing; diversity, pluralism, and textbooks; adopting textbooks; the history of textbook publishing in America; and the textbooks and the publishers. (FL)
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Military Personnel, Publishing Industry, Reading Materials, Social Influences, Social Studies, Textbook Content, Textbook Preparation, Textbook Research, Textbook Standards, Textbooks
Information Office, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540 ($5.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Note: Based on a Conference "The Textbook in American Education" (Washington, DC, May 2-3, 1979).