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Textbooks and quality learning for all : some lessons learned from international experiences / edited by Cecilia Braslavsky ; in collaboration with Katya Halil
Bib ID 4365986
Format BookBook
Description Paris : Unesco : International Bureau of Education, c2006 
404 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 9231040278

Studies in comparative education (Paris, France)


Focused on the dual aspects of access and quality, this publication discusses the role of textbooks in facilitating quality education for all. The book consists of two reviews with international perspectives: the first focused on supply, access, and content and the second on didactics and impact; two chapters, one on Brazil and the other on the Russian Federation, that review the challenges of developing, evaluating, and distributing high-quality, affordable, and relevant textbooks for all in these federal contexts; a sixth element that analyses the impact of development interventions on textbook provision; and an exploration of the relationship between textbook content and identitybased conflict in Rwanda. The authors document strategies that could help to optimise procedures of textbook development, production, and evaluation; enhance textbooks' pedagogical impact; improve teachers' selection of textbooks; raise textbook supply efficiently; and constructively manage textbook and identity development in federal contexts, countries of transition, or zones of post-conflict reconstruction. This book aims to be of interest to academics and practitioners in this area, including teachers, specialists in pedagogy, curriculum developers, policy-makers, professionals in textbook production, and development agencies.

Partial contents
  • Ch. 1. The role of textbooks in a modern system of education: towards high-quality education for all / Stephen Heyneman
  • ch. 2. Research findings on textbooks and education for all / Jens Naumann, Rainer Jansen and Nicole Franke
  • ch. 3. Five case histories of textbook development (Romania, Macedonia, Sri Lanka, Azerbaijan, China) / Timothy Hunt
  • ch. 4. School textbooks in Brazil: a general review / Roxane Rojo and Antônio Augusto Gomes Batista
  • ch. 5. Textbook development in the Russian Federation / Elena Borovikova and Olga Barnashova
  • ch. 6. School history and mechanisms for the construction of exclusive identies: the case of Rwanda from 1962 to 1994 / Jean-Damascène Gasanabo.

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Textbooks.  |  Learning.  |  Teaching -- Aids and devices.  |  Education and globalization.
Other authors/contributors Braslavsky, Cecilia  |  Halil, Katya  |  Unesco  |  International Bureau of Education
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