ERIC Number: ED299699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Improving the Textbook Selection Process. Fastback 275.
Young, M. Jean; Riegeluth, Charles M.
This booklet addresses the question of what is wrong with textbooks and then shows how textbooks can be improved through the selection process. A conceptual scheme is proposed as the basis of the selection process. Specific attributes and features to look for when selecting textbooks, based on this conceptual scheme, are discussed. Five categories of selection criteria are discussed: (1) needs analysis; (2) subject-matter content; (3) social content; (4) readability; and (5) instructional design. A 35-item bibliography is included. (SI)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Design, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Preparation, Textbook Publication, Textbook Research, Textbook Selection, Textbook Standards, Textbooks
Publications, Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($.90; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Sponsored by the Lewis University/Will County (Illinois) Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa.