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Other books highlight Canadian research capacity or the residence and educational backgrounds of ordinary Canadian scientists. A text by Longfield, Wells, and Richter shows the influence of the local by picturing a boy wearing a Toronto Blue Jays baseball cap and a former member of the Canadian Olympic team driving a zamboni in a hockey rink (1986, pp. 9 and 145). Other texts refer to the range of minerals mined in Canada (Gough & Flanagan, 1980, pp. 220–233) and its universal health care system (Asseltine & Peturson, 1999, p.
Cleghorn, A. & Rollnick, M. (2002). The role of English in individual and societal development: A view from African classrooms. TESOL Quarterly, 36(3), 347–372. Cleghorn, A. & Shumba, O. (2001). Prospective teachers’ views of science and science education for children: Cross-national comparisons. C. O. (1989). Language policy and science instruction in Kenya. Comparative Education Review, 33 (1), 21–39. , & Munetsi, C. (1998). Classroom language use in multilingual settings: mathematics lessons from Quebec and Zimbabwe.
As international comparison and scrutiny of educational systems grows, the importance of the signaling function of printed learning materials like textbooks will grow as well. A recent example of this kind of detailed scrutiny of textbooks was part of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) (Schmidt, 1996). Official adoption of printed learning materials that are in keeping with the latest global pedagogical thinking therefore commemorates in a very essential way that a nation is committed to progress in a modern sense.
Missing the Meaning: The Development and Use of Print and Nonprint Text Materials in Diverse School Settings by Alan Peacock, Ailie Cleghorn