Re: Textbook writing: don't just blame the authors!

Subject: Re: Textbook writing: don't just blame the authors!
From: Chris <cud -at- arrakis -dot- es>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 14:33:22 +0100

Try reading "Lies My Teacher Told Me" by James W. Loewen. Basically, a
critique of American History texts. He goes into the textbook selection
process, and discusses why it is that any publisher who wants to
actually sell a text will always fill the history books with lies and
drivel. He then goes on to point out al the lies and drivel.
Elucidating statements like, "...and then a war broke out..." to explain

Text books aren't all that much like what we do... But neither is
American Public Education. If you want to save your kids, read the
texts with them, and find the spots that are obvious crap. Face it, you
won't get them to use real history in public schools.

Cheers cud

Develop HTML-Based Help with Macromedia Dreamweaver 4 ($100 STC Discount)
**WEST COAST LOCATIONS** San Jose (Mar 1-2), San Francisco (Apr 16-17) or 800-646-9989.

Sponsored by DigiPub Solutions Corp, producers of PDF 2001
Conference East, June 4-5, Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. or toll-free 877/278-2131.

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Previous by Author: Help with Robohelp
Next by Author: Re: Information Slapping
Previous by Thread: Textbook writing: don't just blame the authors!
Next by Thread: RE: Textbook writing: don't just blame the authors!

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads

Sponsored Ads