Textbooks, Curriculum, and School Improvement


by David L. Elliott & Arthur Woodward - 1990

The preceding chapters of this Yearbook have described the status of commercially published textbooks as the premier instructional material of American public elementary and secondary schools, how they achieved that status, and some of the problems involved. In this final chapter, we summarize and briefly reflect on what we see as the major themes that have emerged from the preceding chapters and then conclude by presenting what we see as some promising directions for future curriculum development efforts and the role of textbooks in these efforts.


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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. 222-232
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