They do what they do.
Thinking about schools and peers and parent-child attachments....I came across one of my favorite posts .
oh my gosh - watching it now -- hilariousAmerica threw a sh**fit!
'hit me with chopsticks' --- my mom used to swat us with the flyswatter
'dweck. that's not asian.'
'the remaining 42% make pie charts for white Americans'!!!!
oh my goshthat was hilarious
they develop their own notes over a few years and then write their own book from those notes after teaching the course for several years.That's a big difference.A history professor writes lectures, but he doesn't write a textbook unless he actually **does** write a textbook for a publishing company, in which case he might assign his or her own textbook to the class.That said, I've misspoken: college professors write 'curriculum' in the sense of creating the structure of the class and choosing what topics will be taught --- ALTHOUGH to a large and important degree the professor doesn't 'choose' the topics; the topics have been chosen by the field. One other thing: college textbooks are peer-reviewed. From the initial proposal all the way through to the final manuscript, the text is read and reviewed by specialists in the field.
Catherine, this last comment is in the wrong thread.
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