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Analyzing Textbooks: Hidden Curriculum
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Potter, Alisa. 2010. “Analyzing Textbooks: Hidden Curriculum”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


The term "hidden curriculum" was coined by Benson Snyder in 1971 (The Hidden Curriculum. New York: Alfred A. Knopf) to describe the "implicit demands (as opposed to the explicit obligations of the ‘visible curriculum’) that are found in every learning institution and which students have to find out and respond to in order to survive within it." While this...

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