The textbook as discourse [electronic resource] : sociocultural dimensions of American schoolbooks / edited by Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr., Annis N. Shaver, Manuel Bello
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- 2.Education And The Iconography Of The Republic: Patriotic Symbolism In The Frontispieces Of Eighteenth-And Nineteenth-Century American Textbooks -- 3.Values Expressed In American Children's Readers: 1800-1950 / Eugene F. Provenzo Jr -- 4.Images Of Women In Textbooks 1880-1920 / Richard Decharms / Gerald H. Moeller -- 5.Catholic Textbooks And Cultural Legitimacy, 1840-1935 / Joan N. Burstyn / Ruth R. Corrigan -- 6.The Discourse Of Americanization Textbooks: 1914-1924 / Eugene F. Provenzo Jr -- 7.Textbooks And Reconstruction / Annis N. Shaver -- 8.The Lingering Impact Of The Scopes Trial On High School Biology Textbooks / W.E.B. Du Bois -- 9.Ideology And United States History Textbooks / Randy Moore -- 10.The Representation Of Christopher Columbus In High School History Textbooks: A Content Analysis / Jean Anyon -- 11.Don Juan And Rebels Under Palm Trees: Depictions Of Latin Americans In Us History Textbooks / Manuel Bello / Annis N. Shaver -- 12.Race, Class, Gender, And Disability In Current Textbooks / Barbara C. Cruz -- 13.Brown-ing The American Textbook: History, Psychology, And The Origins Of Modern Multiculturalism / Christine E. Sleeter / Carl A. Grant -- 14.Making Dick And Jane: Historical Genesis Of The Modern Basal Reader / Jonathan Zimmerman -- 15.Harold Rugg Vs. Horatio Alger: Social Class And Economic Opportunity, 1930-1960 / Allan Luke -- 16.Textbook Content And Religious Fundamentalism / Joseph Moreau.
- The central assumption of The Textbook as Discourse is that, interpreted in the flow of history, textbooks can provide important insights into the nature and meaning of a culture and the social and political discourses in which it is engaged. This book is about the social, political, and cultural content of elementary and secondary textbooks in American education. It focuses on the nature of the discoursesùthe content and contextù that represent what is included in textbooks. The term "discourse" provides the conceptual framework for the book, drawing on the work of the French social theorist Michel Foucault. The volume includes classic articles and book chapters as well as three original chapters written by the editors. To enhance its usefulness as a course text, each chapter includes an Overview, Key Concepts, and Questions for Reflection. --
Eugene E Provenzo, Jr. is a Professor in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education in the School of Education at the University of Miami. --
Annis N. Shaver is an Assistant Professor of German at Cedarville University. --
Maneul Bello is an independent scholar and teaches at Miami-Dade Community College. --Book Jacket.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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