Trends in the Development of Textbooks for the Final Year of Schooling

Trends in the Development of Textbooks for the Final Year of Schooling in Victoria and for the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics - Plenary Lecture by Dr Michael Evans for the International Conference on School Mathematics Textbooks 2011

Trends in the Development of Textbooks for the Final Year of Schooling in Victoria and for the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics

Plenary lecture by Dr Michael Evans for the International Conference on School Mathematics Textbooks 2011

 

Abstract

For the first time Australia is working towards having a national curriculum. This will provide the opportunity to develop materials to be used throughout the country by all schools. The development of textbooks for senior school courses in Victoria has had a short history but the introduction of the use of different technologies has provided interesting opportunities. The progression towards a national curriculum and the preparation of textbooks for this and development of textbooks for the senior curriculum in Victoria are the two themes of this paper.

The International Conference on School Mathematics Textbooks 2011 runs 12-14 October in Shanghai, China.