ERIC Number: ED175856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
The Potential Influence of Textbooks on Teachers' Selection of Content for Elementary School Mathematics. Research Series No. 48.
Kuhs, Therese M.; Freeman, Donald J.
The research reported in this paper identifies the "core curriculum" and "optional curriculum" suggested by widely used textbooks of elementary school mathematics and describes the influence of each on teacher autonomy in selecting the content of instruction. Preliminary analyses suggest that the "core curriculum" is generally consistent with recent educational trends, while the freedom of choice suggested by the "optional curriculum" seems to demand a high level of mathematics expertise on the part of teachers. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)