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ERIC Number: ED419246
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Pages: 39
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A Brief History of Textbooks: Where Have We Been All These Years?
Wakefield, John F.
This paper considers what has kept textbooks around so long. The paper reviews changes in pedagogy and values manifested in nineteenth century textbooks to better understand the role of textbooks in the classroom. It suggests that textbooks are a highly adaptable literary genre (with always changing writing styles), concluding that as classroom problems change, so do textbooks to help resolve them. Contains 29 references; various examples of textbook pages are attached. (Author/NKA)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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