Textbook development and selection

Patrick Willard Shannon

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Abstract

Textbooks remaina staple within school curricula worldwide, presenting teachers and students with the official knowledge of school subjects as well as the preferred values, attitudes, skills, and behaviors of experts in those fields. Textbooks are commodities, political objects, and cultural representations and, therefore, are the site and result of struggles and compromise in order to determine how and by whom they will be produced, how and by whom their contents will be selected, how and to whom they will be distributed, and how teachers and students will make use of them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Pages397-402
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780080448947
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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    Shannon, P. W. (2010). Textbook development and selection. In International Encyclopedia of Education (pp. 397-402). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.00065-8