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The trouble with textbooks : distorting history and religion

Author: Gary A Tobin; Dennis R Ybarra
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Trouble with Textbooks sounds the alarm about how textbooks disparage some groups and teach historical distortions. Our schools are supposed to instill young people with American values and provide students with the knowledge necessary for good citizenship. Instead, textbooks are filled with mistakes and misrepresentations."--book jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Textbooks
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tobin, Gary A.
Trouble with textbooks.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2008
(OCoLC)609211758
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary A Tobin; Dennis R Ybarra
ISBN: 0739130943 9780739130940 0739130935 9780739130933
OCLC Number: 243545958
Description: vii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Textbooks are in trouble --
When the textbook is not enough: supplemental materials, teacher trainings, and more --
Learning about Jewish origins: stereotypes of Jews --
Jews, Judaism, and Christianity --
Double standards in teaching about Judaism compared to Islam --
The ancient history of Israel --
The founding of Israel: rights to the land --
Terrorism and internal conflict --
Conclusion --
Methodology.
Responsibility: Gary A. Tobin, Dennis R. Ybarra.

Abstract:

"The Trouble with Textbooks sounds the alarm about how textbooks disparage some groups and teach historical distortions. Our schools are supposed to instill young people with American values and provide students with the knowledge necessary for good citizenship. Instead, textbooks are filled with mistakes and misrepresentations."--book jacket.

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The Trouble with Textbooks is a very important book not only for Jews but for the entire Christian community. This volume is an excellent tool for anyone who is interested in balanced information Read more...

 
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