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The Culture of Textbook Selection of Elementary School Teachers
elementary school teachers
The study aims to understand elementary school teachers culture of textbooks selection and how the culture was shaped over years. This study applied interviews and observation as research methods, and analyzed from cultural aspects of institution, the models of behavior and values conducted. The following conclusions emerged from this study: 1.The culture of textbooks selection Teachers are main textbooks selectors. Although democratic procedure are conducted and experienced teachers’ opinion are reflected, the selection processes are generally ineffective. Overall speaking, the textbooks selection is service-oriented rather than product-oriented. Teachers are used to select textbooks according to using experience rather than educational profession. 2.The shaping of selection culture Teachers are given the right of textbook selection by the policy. However, the conservative culture among teachers were not changed by the commercialization of textbooks. 3.The gap between the ideal and the real Though the professional autonomy was persued by the policy, teachers tend to rationalize their using habits under the policy. Therefore, the textbooks selected are more likely to suit for teaching rather than learning. Finally, according to the research results, the following suggestions were made: 1.School Administration Selectors and users must reach agreements on the choices of textbooks. Schools should develop textbook selection format for themselves according to professional judgement. The selection process should be open and allow teachers to evaluate textbooks, and process the knowledge of selection must be regarded as parts of courses for in-service teachers. 2.Teachers Professional communities should be formed according to teaching fields, which can provide teachers with the opportunities of dialogues and meaningful discussions, in order to improve the educational profession in the processes of textbook selection. 3.Textbook Publishers Publishers should provide teachers with a complete series of textbook samples, for avoiding teachers’ worry about the veried qualities of single textbook. A balance between service-orientation and product-orientation should be striked through the conduction of rational processes of textbook selection.
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