Jobrack, Benerlee, Tyranny of the Textbook: An Insider Exposes How Educational Materials Undermine Reforms. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.
Describes how publishers develop and market educational materials; critiques the effectiveness and quality of such materials; conceptualizes the place of such materials in overall curriculum design and teaching; suggests procedures for evaluating and selecting the best available published curricula.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study
Content Selection and Organization, Materials Development and Evaluation, Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses
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