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The Resource Tyranny of the textbook : an insider exposes how educational materials undermine reforms, Beverlee Jobrack

Tyranny of the textbook : an insider exposes how educational materials undermine reforms, Beverlee Jobrack

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Tyranny of the textbook : an insider exposes how educational materials undermine reforms
Title
Tyranny of the textbook
Title remainder
an insider exposes how educational materials undermine reforms
Statement of responsibility
Beverlee Jobrack
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Tyranny of the Textbook, a retired educational director, gives a fascinating look behind-the-scenes of how K-12 textbooks are developed, written, adopted, and sold. Readers will come to understand why all the reform efforts have failed. Most importantly, the author clearly spells out how the system can change so that reforms and standards have a shot at finally being effective"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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Jobrack, Beverlee
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB3047
LC item number
.J64 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Textbooks
  • Textbooks
  • Textbook bias
  • Curriculum planning
  • Educational change
  • Education and state
  • EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
  • EDUCATION / Curricula
Label
Tyranny of the textbook : an insider exposes how educational materials undermine reforms, Beverlee Jobrack
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-234) and index
Contents
Introduction -- The most effective curriculum materials are rarely adopted -- The educational publishing business and profit motive -- Educational materials publishing : players, process, and priorities -- Standards and testing don't increase student achievement -- Why technology hasn't improved student achievement -- Why teacher education and professional development don't improve student achievement -- Rising above the plateau -- Chronology : major initiatives in standards development
Control code
742512275
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 242 p.
Isbn
9781442211438
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2011039071
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)742512275
Label
Tyranny of the textbook : an insider exposes how educational materials undermine reforms, Beverlee Jobrack
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-234) and index
Contents
Introduction -- The most effective curriculum materials are rarely adopted -- The educational publishing business and profit motive -- Educational materials publishing : players, process, and priorities -- Standards and testing don't increase student achievement -- Why technology hasn't improved student achievement -- Why teacher education and professional development don't improve student achievement -- Rising above the plateau -- Chronology : major initiatives in standards development
Control code
742512275
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 242 p.
Isbn
9781442211438
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2011039071
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)742512275

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