Paradigm
Journal of the Textbook Colloquium

 

Where any, and every, aspect of textbooks is, or are, investigated

The Textbook Colloquium

 The Textbook Colloquium exists to promote the interdisciplinary study of textbooks of all kinds.

The Colloquium's journal PARADIGM appeared twice a year and carries articles, notes, and reviews. Volume 1 closed in 1999 with nearly 30 numbers; volume 2 began in 2000 and is now complete with eight issues. Volume 3 will open in the first half of 2005 and closed with Number 3 in 2007. Volume 3, Number 3 marks, sadly, the final issue of PARADIGM.


Textbooks, Schools and Society

For the social historian the school textbook is a junction where many lines of interest meet. Its author, often a quirky teacher of merely local repute, nevertheless expresses a wider range of prejudices and assumptions than just his own. He or she represents a popular, unsophisticated, but sometimes innovative view of knowledge and conduct, the dissemination of which is controlled by the commercial considerations of the printer-publisher, who in turn is responding to wider social and economic forces. The influences which form the textbook are more easily seen than those which the textbook sets in motion, but "it is in school texts that we find the best evidence not only for the importance and spread of ideas at a particular time but also for the accomodation of particular ideas to the core of intelligibility" (Murray Cohen, Sensible Words, 1977, p. 144). This evidence, however, has until recently been little studied. We still need to discover how much has survived and where it is located.

Ian Michael

 

 

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Paradigm, Vol. 3 (3), July 2007

John Rodden, Textbook Reds? How East Germans look back on their classroom textbooks

John Rodden and Cristen Reat, Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace: Comparative treatments in Soviet and post-Soviet textbooks

Frances Austin-Jones, A thousand years of model letter-writers

Chris Stray, Review: K. Willoughby (ed.), Slates Up! Schools and Schooling in the Nineteenth Century

Sid Brown, Text messages from America's black past

 

Paradigm, Vol. 3 (2), May 2006

Sue Walker, Editorial

Norman Graves, 'Lou Provençau à l'Escolo': A textbook attempt at saving a regional language

Alana Taylor, The limited influence of language acquisition theory on New Testament Greek textbooks: A brief survey

John Rodden, German for the East Germans: Language, literature and ideology in the former GDR

David Yeomans, Engineering design books in the inter-war years

 

 

Paradigm, Vol. 3 (1), July 2005

 

Sue Walker, Editorial (pdf file)

Willie Henderson, Economics as story telling (pdf file)

Arlene Barry, Ellen Cyr (pdf file)

Jason Nicholls, The philosophical underpinnings of school textbook research (pdf file)

Reviews:

Frances Austin-Jones, Review of Mary Stopes-Roe (ed.) Mathematics with love: The courtship correspondence of Barnes Wallis, inventor of the bouncing bomb

Charles Monaghan, Review of Jean Ferguson et al., Archives of instruction: Nineteenth-century rhetorics, readers and composition books in the United States

 

Paradigm, Vol 2 (8), October, 2004

 

John Issitt, Editorial

Ian Michael, To the Editor

Anita Auer, The treatment of the subjunctive in eighteenth-century grammars of English (rtf file)

Norman Graves, John Miller Dow Meiklejohn: Educationist and prolific textbook author (rtf file)

Stephen Heathorn and James Byrne History, memory and the representation of Britain's experience of strategic bombing in survey textbooks (rtf file)

John Roden, Of classrooms, walls, and textbooks: Ideology in GDR geography textbooks (rtf file)

Chris Stray Review of Alexis Weedon, Victorian Publishing: The Economies of Book Publishing for a Mass Market, 1836-1914

 

Paradigm, Vol 2 (7), December, 2003

 

The teaching of English in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries:
Essays for Ian Michael on his 88th birthday

Edited by Frances Ausin and Christopher Stray

 

Frances Austin and Christopher Stray  Preface

Manfred Gorlach A new text type: exercises in bad English

Jennifer Monaghan Literacy instruction and the town school in seventeenth-century New England

Lynda Mugglestone Sheridan in the schoolroom

Charles Monaghan Lyman Cobb and the British elocutionary tradition

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade 'Tom's Grammar'? The genesis of Lowth's Short Introduction to English Grammar revisited

Nigel Hall The role of the slate in Lancasterian schools as evidenced by their manuals and handbooks

Frances Austin Whatever happened to Lindley Murray? A study of some of the grammar textbooks used in the early teacher-training colleges

Bernard Jones William Barnes's manuals of instruction

Natalie Hole Nineteenth-century method manuals with special reference to English literature

 

Paradigm, Vol. 2 (6) (August, 2003)  

 Editorial

Nancy P. O'Brien A comparison of the development, organization, management and preservation of old school book collections in New Zealand and the United States (rtf file)

Christopher Stray Sexy ghosts and gay grammarians: Kennedy's Latin primer in Britten's Turn of the Screw (rtf file)

Sidney Brown 'Coming apart': Americans recall their school history texts since the 1960s

Norman Graves A textbook in advance of its time: Geography for Youth Adapted to Different Classes of Learners (rtf file)

Miha Kovav and Mojca Kovac Sebart Textbooks at war: A few notes on textbook publishing in former Yugoslavia and other communist countries (rtf file)

David Lambert Review of Norman Graves School Textbook Research: The Case of Geography 1800-2000 (rtf file)

Announcement: CBHS and TC joint meeting

 

Paradigm, Vol. 2 (5) (October, 2002)

 

Keith Crawford Culture wars: Japanese history, textbooks, and the construction of official memory (rtf file)

David Hamilton From dialectic to didactic (rtf file)

Denise Santos Learning English as a foreign language in Brazilian elementary schools: Textbooks and their lessons about the world and about learning (rtf file)

Alexis Weedon, A reader in the 1870s and 1880s: Molly Hughes' recollections of her childhood books (rtf file)

Reviews

W. E. Marsden, The School Textbook: Geography, History and Social Studies. Reviewed by Christopher Stray

A station favourable to the pursuits of science: primary materials in the history of mathematics collection at the United States Military Academy (History of Mathematics, volume 18). Reviewed by Christopher Stray

 

   Paradigm, Vol. 2 (4) (December, 2001)

 

John Issitt, Editorial

William H. Brock, The lamp of learning: Richard Taylor and the textbook

Geoffrey Cantor, Quaker science texts

Alisnon Kennedy, John Leitch, John Kenrick, history and myth: The textbook as a signpost of intellectual change

David Knight, High church science: William Swainson and William Kirby

Peter Isaac, History of the book trade in the North

Peter Isaac, British Book Trade: Development and progress

Reviews:

John Issitt, Anders Lundgren & Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent (eds), Communicating Chemistry: Textbooks and their Audiences, 1789-1939

Sue Walker, Marilyn J. Chambliss & Robert C. Calfee, Textbooks for Learning: Nurturing Children's Minds

Obituary: Mitzi Myers

 

Paradigm, Vol. 2 (3) (July, 2001)

John Issitt, Editorial

Ann Low-Beer, Politics, school textbooks and cultural identity: The struggle in Bosnia and Hercegovina

Fiona A. Black, 'Horrid republican notions' and other matters: School book availability in Georgian Canada

John Breakell, An analysis of mathematics textbooks and reference books in use in primary and secondary schools in England and Wales in the 1960s

Colin McGeorge, James Pope's textbooks for New Zealand native schools

Reports and abstracts received from recent colloquia

Yvonne Sinclair, The representation of slavery in British textbooks

Nigel Hall, The teaching of punctuation: a view from the textbook

John Issitt, The natural history of a textbook: the publishing records of Goldsmith's Grammar of Geography

Natalie Hole, Textbook and curriculum control: materials and methods for teaching English literature under the Revised Code

Tony Fairman, 'Sureny she youst to arn a goudeal': learning to write in the early 19th century

Bernard Jones, Book Review: Ezra Greenspan and Jonathan Rose (eds), Book History ,Volume 3,

Chris Stray, Obituary: John Fauvel  1947-2001

Recent Colloquium meetings

 

Paradigm, Vol. 2 (2) (October, 2000)

John Issitt, Editorial

Ian Holdsworth Teaching making: A brief history of secondary school craft education textbooks

Sidney Brown, The textbook furore in the 1920s: The Irish-American angle

NOTES

Chris Stray An old copy-book

Norman Graves The 'Emmanuelle' research programme on school textbooks

Caroline Archer Typographic design for children

Rosemary Sassoon Handwriting copybooks as a multi-disciplinary resource

REVIEWS

Bernard Austin, Review of Charles Monaghan, The Murrays of Murray Hill

Bernard Austin, Review of Manfred Görlach An Annotated Bibliography of Nineteenth-Century Grammars

Margaret Issitt, Review of Rosemary Sasson Handwriting of the Twentieth-Century

Ian Michael Review of Margaret Rees Teachers and Teaching 1800&endash;1860

 

Paradigm, Vol. 2 (1) (January, 2000)

Hilary Minns Supplying "a want long since felt": The Irish Lesson Books and the promotion of literacy for the poor in England

Michael Lieven Bias in school history textbooks: Representations of the British invasion of Zululand

Ryoji Tsurumi Between hymnbook and textbook: Elizabeth Hill's anthologies of devotional and moral verse for late charity schools

John Wilkes Paradigm: An editor speaks


Vol. 1

Paradigm, Number 1 (November, 1989)

Contributions to Colloquia

Ian Michael Textbooks, schools and society

John Wilkes Un peu de histoire

John Fauvel British arithmetic texts from 1542

Kristian Jensen Danish Grammars

W. E. Marsden Mrs Walker's merry games for little people: A reflection of Froebel, or Foible?

Margaret Kinnell M. J. Godwin and Co. 1805-25

J. A. Mangan "A diet of racist mythology"

J. E. Vaughan King's Norton Grammar School Library, 1661

Jean Russell-Gebbett 19th-Century biological textbooks for schools

Chris Stray Kennedy's Latin primer: a paradigm

 

Paradigm, Number 2 (March, 1990)

P. M. Heath Mrs. Trimmer's school readers

James Mosley Printing from plates

Ian Michael Aspects of texbook research

Kristian Jensen Melanchthon's Latin grammar in Denmark and Norway

Textbook Collections -- An Occasional Series

Dorothy B. Johnston The Briggs Collection

 

Paradigm, Number 3 (July, 1990)

John Fauvel On the border of textbooks and children's books: D. E. Smith's 'Number stories of long ago' (1910)

David Hamilton What is a textbook?

Keith Hoskin The textbook: Further moves towards a definition

Ian Michael Home or school?

Chris Stray A cellarful of ghosts? The Educational Division of the South Kensington Museum, 1857-83

Chris Stray The Comic Latin Grammar: A New and Facetious Introduction to the Latin Tongue (London: Charles Tilt, 1840)

Textbook Collections -- An Occasional Series

The Mathematical Association's Library, University of Leicester

Reviews

JF [John Fauvel] Review of Douglas P. Newton Teaching with text: Choosing, preparing and using textual materials for instruction

John Wilkes Review of Volker R. Berghahn and Hanna Schissler (eds), Perceptions of History: International Textbook Research on Britain, Germany and the United States

 

Paradigm, Number 4 (December, 1990)

Nicholas Beattie When and how? Questions about 19th century foreign language textbooks

John Fauvel John Wilkins'Mathematical magic considered as a textbook

Ian Michael A speculative book-list

Greg Myers Fictional forms and science textbooks

Chris Stray The King his Grammar? King Edward the VIth's Latin Grammar [1841]

Michael Twyman Textbook design: chronological tables and the use of typographic cueing

Peter Uzzell Science through nineteenth-century textbooks

 

Paradigm, Number 5 (August, 1991)

 

Fiona Dodwell and Elizabeth Hunter The Jill Grey Collection and its future

Norman Graves Geography in French public secondary schools (1800-1870) as evidenced by the content of a sample of text-books

Ian Michael The Nineteenth-century Short Title Catalogue

Greg Myers The beginnings of a list of scientific (and other) texts using fictional forms

Ian Michael Textbooks reviewed

Jean Garriock L. T. Meade's use of her journalistic work in the writing of her school stories [Abstract]

Sachiko Kusukawa Melanchthon's science textbooks [Abstract]

John Hersey Review of Peter Wallis, Ruth Wallis, Peter Ransom, and John Fauvel Mathematical Tradition in the North of England

Chris Stray Review of David Hamilton Curriculum History

 

Paradigm, Number 6 (October, 1991)

Frank Boyce Religious education In Catholic schools 1950s-1980s [Abstract]

Kathryn Castle Race and history: Racial images in British history textbooks 1890-1914 [Abstract]

David Cram Birds, beasts and fishes versus bats, mongrels and hybrids: The publication history of John Ray's Dictionariolum (1675)

Jennifer Monaghan The textbook as a commercial enterprise: The involvement of Noah Webster and William Holmes McGuffey in the promotion of their reading textbooks

Greg Myers Textbooks and the sociology of scientific knowledge

Iain Stevenson Review of Philip G. Altbach and Gail P. Kelly (eds) Textbooks in the Third World: Policy, Content and Context

Chris Stray Review of A. Woodward, D. L. Elliott, and C. Nagel Textbooks in School and Society: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Research

 

Paradigm, Number 7 (December, 1991)

John Vaughan Thomas Rickman's essay on Gothic architecture and nineteenth-century architectural education

David McKitterick Textbook printing at Cambridge

 

Paradigm, Number 8 (April, 1992)

Chris Stray The last Eton grammars

Ian Michael British School Anthologies

Gilbert Millat Britain and European integration as portrayed in British history schoolbooks published between 1961 and 1971

Ian Westbury Review of Michael W. Apple & Linda K. Christian-Smith (eds.) The Politics of the Textbook

Paradigm, Number 9 (December, 1992)

I. Grattan-Guinness An eye for method: Augustus De Morgan and mathematical education

George Rutter, John F. W. Herschel 1792--1871

David Knight Chemistry 1789-1837: A textbook science?

Elizabeth Foster, The Leeds Museum of the History of Education

William B. Thompson The Thompson Collection: a brief description

 

Paradigm, Number 10 (April, 1993)

David Layton Reading science: images of science in some nineteenth century reading lesson books

Edwina Burness School-text compiler and lexicographer: The cases of Elisha Coles and Guy Miége

Jean Russell-Gebbett Contributions of the late Professor Emanuel D. Rudolph (1927-1992) towards an understanding of developments in natural history teaching in nineteenth century America as revealed by textbooks of the day

Chris Stray Review: Third Annual History of Education Museums and Collections International Directory 1991

Paradigm, Number 11 (July, 1993)

Claire Drinkwater Textbooks at the University of London Institute of Education Library: Past and Present

Elizabeth Foster Education and Society through the Collection of the Museum of the History of Education, the University of Leeds

John Parker Review of G. Kress and T. van Leeuwen,Reading Images

Chris StrayReview ofDirectory of Historical Curriculum Collections

 

Paradigm, Number 12 (December, 1993)

Hugh Price 'Lo, It is my Ox!': Reading books and reading in New Zealand schools 1877-1900

J. P. Marmion, Cornelia Connelly and school textbooks

Ian Michael The Textbook as a commodity: Walkingame's TheTutor's Assistant

Jennie Brookman, The deep background of book history

Norman Graves, Review: Les manuels scolaires: histoire et actualité by Alain Choppin.

Pauline Heath, Review: Revolutionary Reviewing: Sarah Trimmer's Guardian of Education: An Index by Andres Immel.

 Paradigm, Number 13 (May, 1994)

Keith Hoskin, Textbooks and the mathematicisation of American reality: The role of Charles David and the US Military Academy at West Point

Valerie Holman Can art books be textbooks?

Peter Mack, Addison's essays as models for composition in school anthologies and textbooks of the eighteenth and nineteenth Centuries

Frances Austin 'Lo, It is my Ox!': a further note

 

Paradigm, Number 14 (September, 1994)

Alain Choppin Research on schoolbooks in France: A summary account

Konrad Macht Practical skills or mental training? The historical dilemma of foreign language methodology in nineteenth and twentieth century Germany

Christina Koulouri and Lina Venturas Research on Greek textbooks: a survey of current trends

F. G. Rodriguez de Castro The Manes project

H. D. Jocelyn, Review of Jan Nordegraaf and Frank Vonk (eds), Five Hundred Years of Foreign Language Teaching in the Netherlands 1450-1950

Norman Graves Review of Manuels scolaires, Etats et sociétés: XlXe. -- XXe. siècles

Chris Stray, Review of  E. B. Johnsen,Textbooks in the kaleidoscope: Acritical survey of literature and research on educational texts.

NOTES

Michael Cahn George Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research

 

Paradigm, Number 15 (December, 1994)

Pieter Loonen The influence of Comenius on modern language teaching: The case of Nathanael Duez

P. W. Musgrave Readers in Victoria, 1896-1968, I: The School Paper and Children's World 

John Pickering The Hypertextbook

Nick Lee Textbooks at the University of Bristol Library

Nancy Patricia O'Brien Textbooks at the Center for Research Libraries: Repository of United States Education History

Charles Aston The John A. Nietz old textbook collection

Chris Stray Review of Hugh Price, School Textbooks Published in New Zealand to 1960

 

Paradigm, Number 16 (May, 1995)   

P. W. Musgrave Readers in Victoria, 1896 -1968: II, The Victorian Readers

Colin McGeorge A colonial collection

Martin Skinner Psychology textbooks: Creating the subject

John Denniss The presentation of multiplication 'tables' in textbooks

W. E. Marsden Review of Rev. D. Morris Geography of the County of Norfolk

John Walmsley Work in progress: Ratke's Textbooks

 

 Paradigm, Number 17 (September, 1995)

David Stoker The "grammarians' battleground": Controversies surrounding the publication of John Holmes' Greek Grammar

Charles Jones Sources for Scots pronunciation in the eighteenth century

Werner Hüllen The path through an undergrowth: A Royal Compleat Grammar, English and High-German (1715) by John King alias Hans König

 

Paradigm, Number 18 (December, 1995)

Rex Walford Geographical textbooks 1930-1990: The strange case of the disappearing text

Linda Adler-Kassner Reading history: Textbooks and public literacy inthe United States progressive era, 1898-1913

Maria Kyriakidou Teaching history to the 'Little Eagles': The Greek past in the primer of the Resistance (1944)

Mary Hilton Report of conference 'Scrapbooks and chapbooks: Reading, writing and childhood 1700-1850', Homerton College, Cambridge, 1995.

Richard Robinson Historical school textbooks: Their preservation and protection

John Wilkes Review of Joan Delfattore What Johnny Shouldn't Read: Textbook Censorship in America

John Issitt Review of Colin Finney Paradise Revealed: Natural History in Nineteenth-century Australia (Melbourne: Museum of Victoria)

 

Paradigm, Number 19 (May, 1996)

Frances Austin Lindley Murray: the English textbooks [summary]

Charles Monaghan Lindley Murray and the enlightenment

Norman Graves The intellectual origins of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century British geography textbooks

Paradigm, Number 20 (July, 1996)

Mark Atherton Being scientific and relevant in the language textbook: Henry Sweet's primers for learning colloquial English

Esther Quantrill Nineteenth-century lessons for twentieth-century anthologists of the eighteenth century

Chris Stray John Taylor and Locke's Classical System

 

Paradigm, Number 21 (December, 1996)

Teresa Ploszajska "Cloud Cuckoo Land? "Fact and fantasy in geographical readers,1870-1944

David Lambert The choice of textbooks for use in secondary school geography departments: Some answers and some further questions for research

David Wright A curriculum palimpsest: Continuity and change in UK geography textbooks, 1820-1870

 

Paradigm, Number 22 (May, 1997)

 

Ann Low-Beer Creating school history textbooks after communism

Norman Graves Networks of authors and the nature of geography textbooks 1875-1925

Pat Pinsent Race and Ideology in Textbooks

David Blamires How and what Victorian and Edwardian children learnt about German history

John Walmsley The Library of the Council School (Ratsschulbibliothek) in Zwickau, Saxony

 

Paradigm, Number 23 (July, 1997)

Michael Wise The school atlas, 1885&endash;1915

Nicholas Goddard 'Not a reading class': The development of the Victorian agricultural textbook

Anne Becher Phaedrus, a new found yet ancient author: The rise and fallof Phaedrus as a standard school author, 1668-1828

Norman Graves Review of Manuels Scolaires: bulletin d'Information

Norman Graves, Review of Rapport Scientifique 1992-1996,

John Hopkin The worldview of geography textbooks for the National Curriculum (Work in progress)

 

Paradigm, Number 24 (December, 1997)

Editorial

Bill Marsden Book of nature and the stuff of epitaphs: religion, romanticism and some historical connections in environmental education

John A. Marmion Another voice: the history of England for Catholic children of 1850

John Hersee Multiplication is vexation

Patrick Brindle History teaching and all that: The elementary school experience in the inter-war years

 

Paradigm, Number 25 (May, 1998)

Alan Lester and Frances Slater Textual discourse and reader interaction

Michael Lieven Contested empire: Bertram Mitford and the imperial adventure story

Bill Palmer The World Wide Web and chemistry textbooks online

Ian Michael Textbooks as history: The work of the Colloquium

John Hedley Brooke Textbooks and the history of science

Ian Michael Comment on John Brooke's paper

John Issitt A tale of two encyclopaedias: transitions in the presentation of scientific knowledge

Michael Honeybone The communication of science by popular books, 1700-1760

Clive Sutton Book-borne ghosts who talk in us: John Tyndall's ways of talking and their residue today

Eugenia Roldan Vera Exporting textbooks: The Latin American enterprise of Rudolph Ackermann

 

Paradigm, Number 26 (October, 1998)

Jean Russell-Gebbett Moralising and "Dirty fingers": Nineteenth-century science textbooks in two Nottingham schools

Peter Musgrave Readers in Victoria, 1851-1895

J. P. Marmion The Penny Catechism: A long lasting text

John Issitt, Introducing Sir Richard Phillips

Sir Richard Phillips Illustrations of the Interrogative system

Aileen Fyfe, Review:Textbooks and Educational Media: Collected Papers 1991-1995,

 

Paradigm, Number 27 (February, 1999)

Mary Stopes-Roe Barnes Wallis and mathematics with love

Aileen Fyfe How the squirrel became a squgg: The long history of a children's book (incomplete)

Danny Beckers Come Children! Some changes in Dutch arithmetic textbooks, 1750-1850

J. R. C. Yglesias Has the textbook had its day?

T. Rix, Comment on Roy Yglesias's paper 'Has the textbook had its day?'

John Fauvel The Turner Collection, Keele, 1968-1998: A study in university management of historical textbook resources

  


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