ERIC Number: ED210772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep-25
Book and Materials Selection for School Libraries and Classrooms: Procedures, Challenges, and Responses.
Kamhi, Michelle Marder
This full report of a nationwide survey provides data on the range of procedures and policies currently followed in selecting textbooks and other instructional materials, the extent to which these materials have been challenged, and the resolution of such challenges. The survey sample comprised school administrators and library personnel from across the country as well as state administrators in 21 states who supervise the evaluation and adoption of textbooks. Included in the report are a discussion of methodology and summaries of responses to both the local- and state-level surveys. The local-level responses are broken down into the two groups surveyed--administrators and librarians. Individual comments from respondents are also quoted. This report is intended as an appendix to the summary report, "Limiting What Students Shall Read," EA 014 242. (Author/WD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scherman Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.; Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.; American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
Note: Report of a nationwide survey. For a related document, see EA 014 242.