Textbooks amplify student disinterest in reading

Textbooks are unbelievably dull and dense … no one should scratch their head at students’ lack of interest in reading when schools require students to read the most uninteresting writing that exists day after day

Iowa high school student Jack Hostager via http://listentostudents.blogspot.com/2013/01/90-theses-of-textbooks.html

3 Responses to “Textbooks amplify student disinterest in reading”

  1. As a publisher of educational materials and textbooks for over three decades, I have to say that I totally agree with this student. Textbooks have not kept pace with the significant technology developments or the diverse backgrounds and wide range of student abilities and interests in the classroom today. Teacher’s materials haven’t kept pace either. My area of focus is the fast-growing and at-risk population of English language learners (ELLs) in schools. How will the textbooks of tomorrow respond to all of these challenges? A critical question.

  2. Straight from the Desk, an interesting blog… And guys take time to watch Tyler Dewitt on Ted, thanks Hans!

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