ERIC Number: ED273559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Textbooks and the Teaching of Eighth Grade United States History.
Hyland, John T.
Textbooks not only transmit key cultural information but also employ a distinctive style and language, and these intrinsic structures maintain the textbook as the official valid knowledge required of the student. The student has a particular view of schooling which conditions the learning process and teaching decisions. The teacher emphasizes specific aspects of the text and establishes goals contingent on student actions. Thus a network of relationships exists between teacher, students and text, and it is within this network that the teacher's decisions are critical to the character of student learning and that decisions assume a meaning beyond the mere choosing of assigned pages, pictures, and questions to answer. (TRS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Institute on the Teaching of United States History with a Focus on the Constitution (Los Angeles, CA, August 1986).