ERIC Number: ED315362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May-20
Reference Count: N/A
The Textbook Controversy: A Program of the Conversations in the Disciplines.
Herlihy, John G., Ed.
Textbooks have traditionally been the focus of classroom instruction, however, the role of textbooks has been increasingly challenged by various groups. They have raised questions about the quality and content of textbooks in U.S. classrooms. This document provides a program of a 1989 conference that addressed issues related to the role and quality of textbooks in the classroom. The document consists of a brief description of each of the five conference sessions and the questions they addressed, and a compilation of summary statements prepared by presenters. The five, three-hour sessions dealt with: (1) the role of content, (2) the selection and organization of content, (3) political considerations, (4) classroom consumers of textbooks, and (5) publishers. (AS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Geneseo. Coll. at Geneseo. Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Note: Summary of a conference held at State University of New York at Geneseo, April 6-8, 1989.