ERIC Number: EJ640105
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Analyzing Science Textbook Materials to Determine How "Persuasive" They Are.
Chambliss, Marilyn J.
Theory into Practice, v40 n4 p255-64 Aut 2001
Demonstrates the difference between typical textbook fare and textbook material designed to be comprehensive and built upon the reader's understanding, arguing that the hallmark of persuasion and learning must include comprehensibility and understandability. A taxonomy of text types is presented, examining the argument and explanation patterns and demonstrating an approach to teaching that can determine the persuasiveness of textbook materials. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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