An evaluation of history textbooks

Diane Kinder, Bill Bursuck, Michael Epstein

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Textbooks are the most predominant instructional medium used in America today. Recent research indicates that the issue of textbook readability is complex, extending beyond traditional text evaluation based on readability formulas. In this study, 10 eighth-grade texts were evaluated with respect to factors such as global coherence, local coherence, questioning techniques, and vocabulary development. Results are discussed in terms of instructional implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)472-491
Number of pages20
JournalThe Journal of Special Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Rehabilitation


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