The article analyzes the emergence of the market of school literature textbooks in Russia starting from 1990s. In particular, analyzed is the role of competitions of education literature as a means of introducing innovations in humanities education. Their efficiency in various aspects is evaluated. Discussed are results of education publishing reform and the resulting circle of publishing houses and authors producing school literature textbooks.
The article is concerned with results of content analysis of textbooks for high school in the area of social and human sciences. The author uses the typology of values introduced by S. Schwartz which consists of two value axes — “conservation — openness to change” and “selfassertion — caring about people and nature” — and describes values that underlie each subject area and then compares these values with results of mass surveys of the values of Russians.