Venezky, Richard L.,"Texbooks in School and Society," pp. 436-462 in Philip W. Jackson, ed., Handbook of Research on Curriculum. New York: Macmillan, 1992.


Defines the nature and value of textbooks in U. S. schools, reviews the control of the content of textbooks, and traces the historical evolution of school textbooks.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Research Synthesis

Narrow Topic

Textbooks, Curriculum History, Materials Development and Evaluation


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