Tyranny of the textbook : an insider exposes how educational materials undermine reforms / Beverlee Jobrack.
By: Jobrack, Beverlee.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on EBSCOhost.Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012Description: 1 online resource (xx, 242 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781442211438 (electronic bk.); 1442211431 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Textbooks -- United States | Textbooks -- Publishing -- United States | Textbook bias -- United States | Curriculum planning -- United States | Educational change -- United States | Education and state -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Tyranny of the textbook.DDC classification: 371.3/2 LOC classification: LB3047 | .J64 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
"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"--