Publishers tussle with Gibb over textbooks

Publishers tussle with Gibb over textbooks

Schools reform minister Nick Gibb has told publishers that England has "once again" fallen behind in the production of world-class textbooks, saying that a critical policy paper issued by Tim Oates of the Cambridge Assessment Group "should send shock waves through the education system and publishers."

But publishers have fought their corner, querying some elements of Oates' paper, and telling the minister that English publishers are "recognised internationally as being excellent in some areas".

The exchange of views took place yesterday (20th November) at an education conference organised...

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