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Helping Technology Educators to Make Informed Decision in the Textbook Selection Process
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, University of Houston Downtown, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-33-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of current process in the publishing of technology-related textbooks used in K-12 schools and the possible role of technology educators in the textbook selection process. A number of key issues will be investigated: budget for textbooks, textbook selection, publishers' cooperation with the state procedure, conforming and non-conforming lists, publishers' cooperation with schools, textbook revision process, and adoption cycle. It is assumed that, by being more aware of the textbook publication process, technology educators will have a better chance of exercising their power in selecting textbooks that best suit their classrooms.

Citation

Chen, L.'. (1999). Helping Technology Educators to Make Informed Decision in the Textbook Selection Process. In J. Price, J. Willis, D. Willis, M. Jost & S. Boger-Mehall (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1999--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 22-24). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 23, 2019 from .

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