ERIC Number: ED381467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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What Happened to Magruder's American Government? The Evolution of a Popular Textbook, 1970-1992.
Banaszak, Ronald A.
This content analysis study explored the impact of recent decades on the appearance, content, content emphasis and textbook features of 1970 edition and the 1992 edition of "Magruder's American Government." This volume has been the leading high school government textbook ever since it was first published in 1917. The study pre-selected six topics to examine for consistency or change of content and content emphasis in the editions. The six topics were civil rights, presidency, federalism, voting, government finance, and international issues. Illustrations, appearance, format, and text also were analyzed. The study found the results of the two research analysts were quite similar. Limitations of the study and overall conclusions are discussed. (EH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Identifiers: Magruders American Government
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (Nashville, TN, November 1993).