Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy ETDs

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It is possible that uniformity of textbooks might tend to simplify the matter of supervision but there are other educational factors which should be attempted. It appears reasonable, therefore, to attempt to answer this question: Would uniform state-adopted textbooks for high schools of New Mexico be desirable from an educational and practical point of view?

To present an answer to the above question is the main purpose of the present investigation. Answers to the following three specific questions would seem to furnish a substantial basis for answering the principal question indicated: (1) What is the opinion of leaders in the field of education with regard to state-adopted textbook for high schools? (2) What are the practices among the states as to state adoption of high school textbooks? (3) Are the superintendents of the public schools of New Mexico in favor of state-adopted high school textbooks, and, if so, under what conditions?

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Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

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Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy

First Committee Member (Chair)

John William Diefendorf

Second Committee Member

John Edward Seyfried

Third Committee Member

Vernon G. Sorrell