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Textbook Evaluation and Selection


by Michael Tulley & Roger Farr 1990

The recent interest in textbook adoption stems from the general criticisms of education that reached a crescendo with the publication of A Nation at Risk. Criticisms of education included the claim that since textbooks dominated classroom instruction and were relied on to such an extent by classroom teachers, the textbooks should be examined as one of the potential culprits in the decline in educational achievement. When researchers and educational critics declared that the textbooks were inadequate, attention shifted to the procedures for adopting textbooks.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 89, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 91 Number 5, 1990, p. 162-177
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18908, Date Accessed: 12/12/2017 3:17:16 AM

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  • Michael Tulley
    Indiana University Kokomo
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    MICHAEL TULLEY, EdD, is an associate professor of education at Indiana University Kokomo.
  • Roger Farr
    Indiana University Bloomington
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    ROGER FARR directs the Center for Innovation in Assessment and is a faculty member of Indiana University Bloomington.
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