Education

Insight on Textbooks: ‘Who Writes These Things?’

By Mary Ann Zehr — May 22, 2009 1 min read

A former editor of elementary and secondary school textbooks explores the issue of how textbooks are developed by too many hands. Basically, she implies, the process that textbook publishers use to create textbooks hinders the possibility that the books will contain engaging and original content.

Is the situation really as dire as this writer in Edutopia suggests? Anyone want to make a few counter arguments?

A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.