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Crutcher, Anne 1919-

Works: 2 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 231 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks 
Roles: Adapter
Classifications: DK274, 327.47
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Most widely held works by Anne Crutcher
Values in an American Government textbook : three appraisals by Michael Novak( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These critiques of a high school American government textbook, "American Government in Action," (Resnik and Nerenberg, 1973) represent the first in a series of studies designed to assess the effectiveness of social science textbooks in communicating and reinforcing Western values. The critiques are followed by a response by the authors of the textbook. Three concerned critics with political ideas and public policy, but not connected with secondary education, reviewed and evaluated the text. The three critics agreed that although the text is thorough, clear, and simple, it is overly optimistic and it treats government uncritically. The chapter on crime is criticized either for painting too rosy a picture or for its discussion of "white collar" crime, for example, public utility price fixing. One critic states that the text is dull, intellectually sloppy, and fails to communicate the basic values of Western civilization. A second critic notes that the book reinforces a general faith in the responsiveness of government and shows sensitivity to the delicateness of public choices. The authors of the criticized American government textbook respond that the critics should have been aware of the audience to whom the book was addressed. They note that students must be provided with readable and understandable concepts, that publishers must adhere to a middle of the road position, and that the book must be approved by textbook selection committees and by school boards. The authors believe that the wide sale of their text indicates that it is adaptable to all of these requirements. (Kc)
The war called peace, Khrushchev's communism by H. A Overstreet( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

En analyse, der afslører Khrushchev's politik som Stalin-kommunismens forlængede arm. En kommunisme i tilsløret krigsdragt, under alle omstændigheder dødsens farlig og ikke til at stole på
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