Award Date

8-17-2007

Degree Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Department

Public Administration

First Committee Member

Christopher Stream, Chair

Number of Pages

25

Abstract

The process in Nevada used to select textbooks, the main tools for classroom instruction, is a complex web of various stakeholders and interactions. Ensuring that quality textbooks get into the hands of Nevada's teachers and students is the goal of the selection process. The main impediments affecting the selection process may be found in the structure of the process and how the stakeholders interact. In most cases, these interactions and responsibilities are dictated by state law and were established gradually over several years. While the current process functions to place textbooks in schools, it also shows great potential for improvement in accountability and efficiency.

Keywords

Nevada; Textbooks

Disciplines

Education Policy | Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation | Public Administration | Social Policy

Language

English

Comments

Appendixes and Presentation attached

Presentation: 8 PowerPoint slides

AppendixA.pdf (1839 kB)
AppendixB.pdf (557 kB)
AppendixC.pdf (343 kB)
AppendixD.pdf (2196 kB)
AppendixE.pdf (403 kB)
AppendixF.pdf (403 kB)
AppendixG.pdf (378 kB)
AppendixH.pdf (482 kB)
AppendixI.pdf (2145 kB)
AppendixJ.pdf (1030 kB)
Presentation.pdf (2916 kB)