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ERIC Number: ED247000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
[How Can We Improve Both the Quality of Textbooks and the Process for Selecting Them?]
Brunelle, Robert L.; And Others
Described in these four contributions to a discussion group are options open to publishers and purchasers to improve textbooks and textbook selection. The first contribution (by Robert L. Brunelle) briefly introduces the discussion and stresses the urgency of creating higher standards for textbooks as part of overall educational reforms. The second paper (by Robert C. Bowen) reviews current steps taken by publishers to improve textbooks and suggests that adoption cycles should be shortened and more money allocated for developing textbooks. The third paper (separately titled, "An Overview of State Textbook Selection Procedures," by Phyllis Blaunstein) reviews state textbook selection and discusses the enormous influence large states that centralize textbook selection have on the publishing industry. Many suggestions are presented for improving and selecting textbooks and computer software at the state and local levels. The final contribution (by Laura Tynes) is a schedule of the Texas textbook adoption process, which began in January 1984 and will provide textbooks to school districts in mid-1986. (CB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Software Evaluation; Texas
Note: Discussion group papers presented at the National Forum on Excellence in Education (Indianapolis, IN, December 6-8, 1983).