Textbook Effects and Efficacy

  • Yvonne Behnke


The chapter ‘Textbook Effects and Efficacy’ aims to provide a brief overview of current research approaches on the effects and efficacy of textbooks, aligned to the major areas of research in this field such as textbook language; socio-cultural and socio-economic factors; visual textbook parameters; cognitive, affective and behavioural effects; and new technological and/or methodological approaches.

In doing so, it summarises empirical evidence produced in a range of fields dedicated to textbooks and educational media. The emphasis here is on experimental and quasi-experimental studies. The concluding remarks suggest potential approaches for new directions in research.


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  • Yvonne Behnke
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  1. 1.Geography EducationHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

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