ERIC Number: ED327427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Coping with Decisions about Textbooks: 1990.
Indiana Council for Social Studies.
This collection of materials is designed to assist Indiana educators, administrators, and communities with the textbook selection process. Criteria for making such selections is outlined in the following articles: (1) "Laws, Rules, and Guidelines for Teaching Social Studies in Indiana" (Victor A. Smith); (2) "Indiana's Recommended Social Studies Curriculum" (Mary Fortney); (3) "Social Studies Textbook Adoption: Rationale, Procedures, and Interpretation" (James L. Barth); (4) "State-Wide Review of Textbooks" (Mary Fortney); (5) "Indiana State Textbook Adoption System, Social Studies, Textbook Evaluation Criteria, 1990"; (6) "Textbook Evaluation: The Supervisor's Perspective" (Mary Fortney); (7) "A Department Chair's Perspective" (William C. Clarke); and (8) "What Teachers Consider in Textbook Selection" (Evelyn R. Holt). Additional information is provided on readability formulas and policies/procedures for textbook adoption, as well as worksheets for use in reviewing textbooks during the selection process. The document also contains a statement on academic freedom, brief guidelines for controversial issues, and a statement on the goal of social studies education. (NL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana Council for Social Studies.