ERIC Number: ED309533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Report on a Six-Year versus Eight-Year Textbook Adoption Cycle and Prepaid Freight.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This report, submitted to the 71st Texas Legislature in fulfillment of the mandates contained in House Concurrent Resolution 84, summarizes a study of the feasibility of an 8-year cycle for the adoption of certain textbooks and considers the feasibility of contracting with textbook publishers on a freight prepaid basis. First, 6-year versus 8-year textbook adoption cycle is discussed in terms of essential elements, and curriculum, as well as pedagogical, equity and cost considerations. The State Board of Education recommended that the 6-year textbook adoption cycle be maintained in order to guarantee up-to-date textbooks. The second section discusses prepaid freight in terms of ordering, shipping, and distributing textbooks. The depository system is also discussed with relation to impact on publishers, school districts, and state. First, the maintenance of the present depository system was recommended and the second recommendation was that the board not be required to contract with textbook publishers on a freight prepaid basis. Nine pages of attachments/illustrations are appended. (SI)
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Publishing Industry, School District Spending, School Districts, Textbook Preparation, Textbook Publication, Textbook Selection, Textbook Standards
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas