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The Textbook Controversies

by Daniel Tanner - 1999

Throughout the twentieth century textbooks have been variously criticized by progressive educators for determining the curriculum, whereas radical romanticists have favored the virtual elimination of textbooks and the preplanned curriculum, while those on the far right have sought to censor textbooks so as to eliminate the treatment of unsettling ideas and issues. Then there are the futurists who became so enamored with the new electronic media during the 1960s and early 1970s that they predicted that print will play only a secondary role in the classroom of the future.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 98, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 100 Number 6, 1999, p. 122-147
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18753, Date Accessed: 7/12/2020 7:31:32 PM

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