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American Textbook Council

Works: 9 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 181 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Periodicals  Book reviews  History 
Classifications: Z366, 655.447
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by American Textbook Council
Book publishing in the USSR; report of the delegation of U.S. book publishers visiting the U.S.S.R., August 20-September 17, 1962 by Delegation of U.S. Book Publishers Visiting the U.S.S.R( Book )

3 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History textbooks : a standard and guide by American Textbook Council( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning about religion, learning from religion : a guide to religion in the curriculum and moral life of public schools, with recommendations for textbook publishers, school boards, and educators by Gilbert T Sewall( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide completes a 6-year American Textbook Council project on religion in the schools. An inquiry into textbook content expanded into this exposition on religion, curriculum, and character education. The guide explores the sources of moral instruction in an era when spirituality comes in many forms, and cracks in public culture are apparent. Public schools, like other agencies of culture, have lost the conviction that the universe, nature, existence, and human lives are guided by the "Divine," and the moral force of the curriculum is rarely considered. The guide first poses the problem of what public schools should say and do regarding religion. The importance of religion in schools and trends in textbooks are discussed. Appendixes list basic texts, as well as subjects and themes in U.S. and world history. (Contains 21 endnotes.) (Bt)
Social studies review : a publication of the American Textbook Council( )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History textbooks at the new century : a report of the American Textbook Council by Gilbert T Sewall( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Textbook Council identified the nation's leading social studies textbooks based on estimated volume of sales and on adoptions in California, Indiana, North Carolina, Florida, and New York. Three multi-volume elementary-level programs and about a dozen secondary-level history textbooks command the market. The history textbooks at the new century exhibit supercharged graphics and reduced text, and the diversity movement realized in these textbooks is often big, pervasive, and serious in its intention "to alter school history." Special evaluations were conducted in December 1998 and July 1999 at the University of California at Santa Barbara Learning Resources Display Center. The Council commissioned reviews by teachers, textbook experts, and historians. The three main conclusions of this study of leading elementary- and secondary-level history textbooks are that currently: (1) gutted textbooks and the passing of close reading as a central learning activity pose profound challenges to literacy and habits of thought; (2) editorial confusion reigns in the subject of history; (3) content is thinner and thinner and is increasingly deformed by identity politics and group pieties; and (4) publishers should be producing cheaper books that are more text-centered, simpler in design, and more honest in content. (Includes 18 footnotes and a checklist for reviewing textbooks.) (Bt)
Islam and the textbooks by Gilbert T Sewall( )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion in the classroom : what the textbooks tell us by Gilbert T Sewall( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World history textbooks : a review by Gilbert T Sewall( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam in the classroom by Gilbert T Sewall( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.64 (from 0.48 for Social stu ... to 0.95 for Islam and ...)

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