From the States
- Print for Children's Textbooks. Tinker, Miles A. // Education;Sep1959, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p37
This article examines the kind of typography or printing arrangement employed in textbooks which children read. The term typography refers to all factors involved in printing that may affect its readability, that is, the ease and quickness with which letters, words, and sentences can be...
- NEWS NOTES. Taylor, Bob L.; McKean, Robert C. // Educational Leadership;Dec78, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p223
Presents updates on education in the U.S. as of December 1978. Textbook evaluation in Dallas, Texas; Details of the mini-grant programs of the Munie Community schools; Increase in fixed costs for school districts in Pennsylvania.
- California Push Could Jolt OPEN-SOURCE TEXTBOOKS Into Wider Acceptance. HOLLAND, GALE // Community College Week;10/20/2008 Technology Update, p7
The article reports on the partnership of Foothill-De Anza Community College District in Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County, California with the state's other two-year colleges to encourage faculty to create, use and select digital textbooks amidst the rise in the price of textbooks. Back in May...
- An OER COUP: College Teacher and Student Perceptions of Open Educational Resources. Bliss, T. J.; Robinson, T. Jared; Hilton, John; Wiley, David A. // Journal of Interactive Media in Education;2013, p1
Despite increased development and dissemination, there has been very little empirical research on Open Educational Resources (OER). Teachers and students involved in a large-scale OER initiative at eight community colleges across the United States were given a detailed questionnaire aimed at...
- Analysis of Bibliographic References by Textbook Authors in Nigerian Polytechnics. Edewor, Nelson // Library Philosophy & Practice;Jul2010, p1
The article presents an analysis of bibliographic references by textbook authors in the polytechnics education system in Nigeria. The analysis found that 90 percent used the format of referencing of the American Psychological Association (APA) and that only 20.6 percent of the textbooks had...
- California Senate proposes adding sexual orientation to textbooks. // Gay & Lesbian Times;5/18/2006, Issue 960, p15
The article reports on the bill approved by California state senators which would require social science text books to include the contributions of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people to the history. According to the article, California spends an estimated $400 million in textbooks...
- BUYING ONLINE: TEXTBOOKS VERSUS BOOKS. Yang, Bijou; Lester, David // Psychological Reports;Dec2004 Part1, Vol. 95 Issue 3, p878
Predictors of purchasing textbooks and other types of books by college and university students were found to be different.
- Textbook Publishers Look at Selection. Pearson, Richard M.; Spaulding, William E. // Education Digest;Dec1956, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p27
This article evaluates the changes in the systems of textbook selection and purchase in the U.S. The changes that have been taking place have been generally of two kinds: There has been a growing tendency, even where control continues to rest with the state, to allow for the varying needs of...
- Court Rules on Banning Books. // Gifted Child Today Magazine;Jan/Feb99, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p6
Reports on a federal appeals court's ruling that removing controversial books based on parental complaints would be a violation of students' First Amendment rights to receive information. Case of a Black parent who objected to the use of the book `Huckleberry Finn.'