Textbooks and Education

  • Eugenia Roldán Vera


The first section of this chapter is an overview of how research on the production of textbooks is entangled with historic processes of institutionalisation of education and the attributes ascribed to textbooks over time. I show how, as the role of textbooks decreases in the present, textbooks have been relatively decentred from educational research: they are no longer perceived as the sole sources of school knowledge in the classroom, and the contingent processes of their production (and appropriation) are made visible. In the second section, I discuss the few attempts there have been to theorise the production of textbooks and their role in institutional education. I finally summarise the lines of research that appear promising for future studies of textbooks in education.


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  • Eugenia Roldán Vera
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  1. 1.Department of Educational ResearchCINVESTAVCiudad de MéxicoMexico

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