Textbooks Count

  • Version 1.0.0
  • Download 0
  • File Size 380.98 KB
  • File Count 1
  • Create Date August 2, 2018
  • Last Updated August 2, 2018

Textbooks Count

The author has reviewed over 200 textbooks from a range of jurisdictions, including Singapore, Massachusetts, Hong Kong, England, and Finland. The study covered both Primary and Secondary phases. Mathematics was a particular focus. The paper will examine:- the dimensions of difference between textbooks from these different settings- the policy context in which textbook production and use is located- the history of textbook production and use in the respective jurisdictions- the dominant orthodoxy around textbooks- aspects of underlying models and textbook qualityThe analysis includes an overview of patterns of use, and offers explanation for the apparently low level of use of textbooks in the English setting. The relationship between textbooks and examinations has been an area of particular controversy in England, and was, in 2012, the subject of a House of Commons Select Committee inquiry. The debate around this enquiry highlighted the extent to which accountability arrangements (focussing specifically on examination outcomes) heavily conditioned the form of textbooks and their promotion amongst schools.The paper will explore and compare the function of textbooks in curriculum control and restriction in different settings, and will examine their role in reform processes, with a specific focus on Finland.Key Words:Management of changeLearning resourcesCurriculum development

Attached Files

FileAction
paper_226dc283f4.pdfDownload 
Menu
X