ERIC Number: ED131144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Ageism in Children's Books.
Interracial Books for Children Bulletin, v7 n6 p1-22 1976
The five articles in this special issue of the bulletin deal with age discrimination in children's books. The first article is the first of two parts that deal with how older people are stereotyped; part 1 presents the statistical findings of the first major study of stereotypes based on age and ageism in children's literature, while part 2 illustrates ageist stereotypes with examples. The third article presents statistics and information to counter common ageist myths. The fourth articles presents practical consciousness raising exercises on ageism for classrooms, which can be adapted for adult workshops. The final article provides an annotated list of recommended books to counter ageist stereotypes and myths, and a list of organizations concerned with fighting ageism. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Age, Age Discrimination, Age Groups, Books, Childrens Literature, Geriatrics, Gerontology, Labeling (of Persons), Older Adults, Reference Materials, Resource Materials, Statistical Data, Stereotypes
Interracial Books for Children, 1841 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 10023 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Interracial Books for Children, Inc., New York, NY.