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The procedures of textbook selection have long been overlooked and many times been taken too lightly in schools across the nation. Textbook selection is one of the most important events the principal can get involved in because it affects all of the students. Studies have shown that in most schools across the nation students spent between 75-90% of class time working with the textbook (Fiske, 1984). Keeping this in mind, the textbook would have more influence on the student than any other factor except for the teacher. The principal needs to take a long look at the curriculum and decide if these facts are true for his school. He is responsible for providing the best possible textbooks in the classroom. If he is not willing to take charge of textbook selection and does not know the best procedures involved, there is a good possibility that the students will not be getting the material that is best suited for them.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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Norman McCumsey


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