Educational Publishers and Educational Publishing

  • Christoph Bläsi


This chapter focuses on the institutional originators of educational materials for primary and secondary education. On the basis of publications from recent decades up to the present, it gives an overview of insights about textbook publishers (as they can be called for short) from different disciplines, from subject field didactics to media linguistics. These insights are categorised in accordance with aspects like organisations, processes, state interventions, and new models for the provision of materials. Moreover, the chapter presents critical positions towards schoolbook publishers with respect to their alleged undue promotion of hegemonic views. Finally, and originally, it takes a rather critical look at the methodical and theoretical foundations of a majority of studies in the field, combined with the identification of important gap-filling tasks for research for the near future.


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  • Christoph Bläsi
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  1. 1.Gutenberg Institute for World Literature and Written Media / Book StudiesJohannes Gutenberg University MainzMainzGermany

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