ERIC Number: ED185413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for the Creative Use of Biased Materials in a Non-Biased Way.
Women on Words and Images, Princeton, NJ.
Intended to aid vocational education teachers in recognizing and dealing with sex biases contained in classroom materials, guidelines are offered to help the teacher deal with sexist language, roles, portrayal of personal traits, and illustrations. It is suggested, for example, that teachers point out sex-biased statements and discuss with students the perceptions they evoke or discourage. Guidelines for dealing with sex biased language deal with masculine generic forms and pronouns, gender nouns that denote occupations, inconsistencies, disparaging words (e.g., "the cute secretary"), and avoidance of reference to gender. Suggestions for dealing with roles address the topics of stereotypical occupational roles, inconsistencies in presenting occupational roles, leadership roles, tokenism, and social roles. Biased portrayal of physical attributes and personal traits are discussed as are omissions, subordinate roles, tokenism, and physical portrayals in illustrations. (MEK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Women on Words and Images, Princeton, NJ.