Master of Public Administration (MPA)
First Committee Member
Christopher Stream, Chair
Number of Pages
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.
Education Policy | Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation | Public Administration | Social Policy
Bishop, Mitch; Bliven, Katie; and Hess, Scott, "Nevada's textbook adoption process: The state perspective" (2007). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 821.