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The Textbook Controversies


by Daniel Tanner 1988

Why is the textbook, along with other books in the classroom and school library, so dominant and durable? In an age of microelectronic-media technology, why is it that the textbook and other conventional print media continue to serve as the predominant classroom resource? Is the dominance of the textbook and other conventional print media largely attributable to the resistance of the school to change? Or are there unique attributes and functions indigenous to these conventional print media which distinguish them from other media as a principal teaching-learning resource? These are some of the questions, along with related issues, to be addressed in this chapter.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 87, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 89 Number 5, 1988, p. 122-147
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18954, Date Accessed: 10/16/2017 6:16:02 PM

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