ERIC Number: ED338212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Materials in Australian Education. A Review and Annotated Bibliography of Articles on Research.
Watt, Michael G.
This report on a master's project begins with a review of the research literature on instructional materials in Australia which emphasizes Australian research and how it compares with a similar body of research published by American scholars. It is noted that the intent of this comparison is to identify where research in Australia can be applied more effectively to improve curriculum development and educational change. The analysis of the literature, which is limited to journal articles published since 1975, includes a detailed review of the topics covered in the bibliography and a discussion of the common curriculum framework for Australian schools and the implications of research on instructional materials. The annotated bibliography is divided into two major subject categories: (1) Producers and Consumers, which covers Instructional Materials and School Programs (use and curriculum role, selection), and the Production and Marketing of Instructional Materials (the publishing industry, innovation and reform); and (2) Evaluation and Criticism of Instructional Materials, which covers General Discussion and Special Topics (general references, readability, treatment of minorities and women); Subject Matter Content Coverage (language arts, mathematics, reading, science, social studies), and Ideology and Controversy (ideology and instructional materials, controversy and censorship, evolution theory and creationism). The 181 articles cited and their annotations are listed in alphabetical order by authors' names under the appropriate subject headings. Three indexes provide access to the main entries: article titles listed alphabetically by author, an author index, and a subject index. A list of references cites an additional 167 sources, and a list of 97 journals published in Australia and the United States is provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Censorship, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, Instructional Material Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Intellectual Disciplines, Minority Groups, Periodicals, Publishing Industry
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia; United States
Note: Master's Thesis, University of Tasmania.