ERIC Number: ED346876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Materials in Australian Education: A Review and Annotated Bibliography of Research.
Watt, Michael G.
This documents reviews books, general collected works, reports, and journal articles published since 1975 on research about selected aspects of instructional materials and their relationship to teaching and learning and educational decision-making in the context of curriculum reform in Australian education. The introductory review has two main aims: to analyze the findings in each of the selected aspects; and to compare the findings of the Australian research with American research reported in "Textbooks in School and Society: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide" by Arthur Woodward, David Elliott, and Kathleen Nagel. This annotated bibliography contains some 300 individual reviews identified from searches of 9 standard references: "Australian Education Index"; "Education Guidelines"; "Australian Curriculum Information Network"; "Multicultural Australian Information System"; "National TAFE Clearinghouse Information Network"; "Edline" (Victoria Ministry of Education); "Current Index to Journals in Education" (ERIC); "Education Index" (H. W. Wilson Co.); and the "British Education Index." Both the review and annotated bibliography are organized according to 11 selected aspects: (1) use and curriculum role; (2) selection; (3) the publishing industry; (4) innovation and reform efforts; (5) general references to evaluation and criticism; (6) readability; (7) treatment of minorities and women; (8) subject matter content coverage in language arts, mathematics, reading, science, and social studies; (9) ideology in instructional materials; (10) controversy and censorship; and (11) evolution and creationism. A list of journals published in Australia and the United States is included, and a bibliography, author index, and subject index are appended. (Author/BBM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Censorship, Comparative Analysis, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, Instructional Material Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Intellectual Disciplines, Minority Groups, Publishing Industry, Textbook Research
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; United States