Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Eckhardt Fuchs, Annekatrin Bock
    Pages 1-9
  3. History, Theory, and Methods of Textbook Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Steffen Sammler
      Pages 13-23
    3. Eckhardt Fuchs, Kathrin Henne
      Pages 25-56
    4. Annekatrin Bock
      Pages 57-70
  4. Textbooks in Their Contexts

  5. Textbooks and Their Contents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Stephanie Zloch
      Pages 215-224
    3. Marek Sancho Höhne, Dmitri Heerdegen
      Pages 239-249
    4. Lars Müller
      Pages 281-292
    5. Barbara Christophe, Lucia Halder
      Pages 293-304
    6. Teresa Oteíza, Mariana Achugar
      Pages 305-316
    7. Sylvie Guichard
      Pages 317-328
    8. Tobias Ide
      Pages 357-366
  6. Textbook Use, Effects, and Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Thomas Illum Hansen
      Pages 369-381
    3. Yvonne Behnke
      Pages 383-398
    4. Georg Kolbeck, Tobias Röhl
      Pages 399-410
  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. Barbara Christophe, Annekatrin Bock, Eckhardt Fuchs, Felicitas Macgilchrist, Marcus Otto, Steffen Sammler
      Pages 413-421
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 423-432

About this book


This volume examines the present status and future trends of textbook studies. Cutting-edge essays by leading experts and emerging scholars explore the field’s theories, methodologies, and topics with the goal of generating debate and providing new perspectives. The Georg Eckert Institute’s unique transdisciplinary focus on international textbook research has shaped this handbook, which explores the history of the discipline, the production processes and contexts that influence textbooks, the concepts they incorporate, how this medium itself is received and future trends. The book maps and discusses approaches based in cultural studies as well as in the social and educational sciences in addition to contemporary methodologies used in the field. The book aims to become the central interdisciplinary reference for textbook researchers, students, and educational practitioners.


education teaching Educational Publishing Educational Media Curricula e-learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Eckhardt Fuchs
    • 1
  • Annekatrin Bock
    • 2
  1. 1.Georg Eckert Institute - Leibniz-Institute for International Textbook ResearchBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.Georg Eckert Institute - Leibniz-Institute for International Textbook ResearchBraunschweigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-53141-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-53142-1
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