Text Creation

If you aren’t familiar with the process by which a textbook is created, I highly recommend this “Confessions of a Textbook Editor” article from a couple of years ago. It’s a short snapshot of the considerations that come into play, and the degree to which content is selected in order to avoid controversy from anyone. If you are interested in the topic, I recommend What Johnny Shouldn’t Read: Textbook Censorship in America by Joan Delfattore which I reviewed back in 2002, the book itself being even older than that. It seems the textbook industry has been pretty consistent over the past decade.

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