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Explorations in the economy of prestige : textbook competitions and the judgement of quality : the Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Michael HorsleyMichael Horsley
Intenationally there is a rapid proliferation of textbook competitions, prizes and awards. Mirroring developments in cinema and fiction, increasingly educational publishers, politicians, author groups and other social institutions wish to highlight the quality of textbooks and teaching and learning materials. Along with other sectors in the creative arts (film, art, acting, for example) publishing textbook awards and prizes seek to reward and publicize the leading and highest quality materials. Although most awards, prizes and competitions have a monetary component James English (2005) argues that the proliferation of such prizes, competitions and awards reflect an economy of prestige. This preliminary paper looks at the impact of the Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing and its impact on Australian educational publishing. It begins to contrast how textbook quality is judged in these awards compared to the judgement of quality in other prizes and awards.

History

Parent Title

Peace, Democratization and Reconciliation in Textbooks and Educational Media : Ninth International Association for Research on Textbooks and Educational Media [September 2007, Tonsberg, Norway]

Start Page

81

End Page

89

Number of Pages

9

Start Date

01/01/2007

ISBN-13

9780958058766

Location

Tonsberg, Norway

Publisher

International Association for Research on Textbooks and Educational Media (IARTEM)

Place of Publication

Utrecht, The Netherlands

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Conference; University of Sydney;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

International Association for Research on Textbooks and Educational Media. Conference