ERIC Number: ED336287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Portrayal of Canada in American Textbooks. Occasional Paper Number Twenty-two.
Salinger, Marion C.; Wilson, Donald C.
A new awareness of the importance of understanding Canada has made its way to U.S. public school classrooms. Canada and the Canadian-U.S. relationship have joined the spectrum of countries featured in the U.S. curriculum. As a response to this development, an investigation of leading textbooks used in U.S. classrooms was undertaken to examine the adequacy of the information on Canada as it appears in textbooks. Twelve textbooks were analyzed: profiles of each appear in this report. The study concluded that textbook publishers have not yet provided teachers with materials that satisfactorily portray the essence of Canada and its people. A number of recommendations are made to textbook publishing companies, Canadian studies programs, and Canadian studies centers identifying ways textbooks can be improved. Six appendices and a list of 13 references are included. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Duke Univ., Durham, NC. Center for International Studies.
Identifiers: Canada; Canadian Studies