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?
Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education
Level of Degree
Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy
First Committee Member (Chair)
John William Diefendorf
Second Committee Member
John Edward Seyfried
Third Committee Member
Vernon G. Sorrell
Villard, Reb Leroy. "Desirability of State-Adopted Textbooks for New Mexico High Schools." (1936). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/educ_teelp_etds/230