ERIC Number: ED063521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Task Force to Reevaluate Social Science Textbooks Grades Five Through Eight.
Washington, Kenneth S.; And Others
A list of books is presented as typifying the textbooks used in California schools. It is pointed out that these books fail to nurture a sense of respect and understanding for children of minority group cultures. The textbooks were classified into the following categories: (1) Books in compliance with the State Education Code Sections 8553, 8576, 9002, and 9305, and (2) Books not in compliance with the State Education Code. Of those in compliance, there were two categories: (1) textbooks in which no changes were recommended, and (2) textbooks in which minor changes are recommended. Of those not in compliance, there were also two categories: (1) textbooks in which moderate to major modifications are necessary, and (2) textbooks in which total rewriting and restructuring are necessary. It is concluded that children of all races must be granted the opportunity to study and appreciate their own culture. It is proposed that steps be taken by the state of California to require schools not in compliance with the State Codes to conform to them. (Author/CK)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Textbooks.