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ERIC Number: EJ1027135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
An Analysis of the Treatment of Corporate Influence on Government by United States History and American Government High School Textbooks
Neumann, Richard
Social Studies, v105 n2 p57-68 2014
This article reports on an investigation to explore the possibility that ideology might be expressed in the treatment of corporate influence on federal government by social studies textbooks. Two textbooks were examined in the study--United States history and American government. Corporate influence involves activities that affect election and appointment of officials and policy decisions. Textbook content was analyzed for bias on the subject. Findings reveal ideological judgments and beliefs in the texts that provide support for corporate activities and economic arrangements conducive to corporate interests. Bias renders these textbooks inadequate for developing students' understanding of corporate influence on government.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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