Calling for all children to have access to a textbook in the main subject areas
In primary and secondary schools, good teaching and high academic standards are strongly associated with adequate provision and widespread use of high-quality textbooks. Additionally, and as acknowledged in the recent report from the Independent Teacher Workload Review Group, textbooks play a vital role in reducing teacher workload.
The campaign is not a simple call for money. It is about raising awareness of the value using textbooks bring to the classroom and teachers and encouraging their use. It is about pointing out that in an environment of limited resources when sometimes tough choices have to be made, the cost of textbooks is more than balanced out by the benefits they deliver.
"The evidence on high quality textbooks is compelling, and leads to support, not undermining, of high quality teaching. Supportive to teachers, pupils and parents alike, the emergence of a new generation of high quality materials, based on international evidence, represents a huge step forward for schools in England."
Tim Oates, former chair of the National Curriculum review
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Our Mission Statement
The Textbook Challenge is a campaign calling for every child to have access to a textbook in the main subject areas.
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