ERIC Number: ED199812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Publishing for Schools: Textbooks and the Less Developed Countries. World Bank Staff Working Paper No. 398.
Neumann, Peter H.
Concentrating on the complexities of large scale primary and secondary school textbook production, this paper provides guidelines and information for creating viable publishing industries in developing countries. Statistical analysis, personal experience, case studies and responses to a questionnaire (appended) on the publishing roles of the public and private sectors in developing countries form the basis from which the author constructs his blueprint for publishing of textbooks in the Third World. He concludes that textbooks, teacher editions, and related materials are cost effective, efficient tools and vital factors in upgrading academic achievement, especially where teachers are less qualified. He states, moreover, that a developing nation must build its educational institutions and its teacher training programs and accept a long-range commitment to the publishing effort in order to guarantee success. Such publishing programs lend themselves to bank financing and further the World Bank's goals of providing equal access to education and building the human resources requisite for economic development. (Author/WD)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.