ERIC Number: ED197039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Instructional Materials For Social Bias: Making It Work in a School District. Equity Issues Series.
Gudinas, Ruth A.
This report discusses the development and implementation of the Instrument for the Evaluation of Materials for Social Bias used in the Madison (Wisconsin) Metropolitan School District. The instrument guides teachers who wish to purchase new instructional materials in determining the level of social bias evident in the materials. Teachers code each selection according to whether ethnic persons and female figures are included and are interacting with persons from other groups. They also tally images in the materials according to their stereotypical or nonstereotypical nature in terms of both ethnicity and sex. A score of below 70 per cent on either criterion indicates that the material must be supplemented in the class. The instrument and directions for its use are appended. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Office of Equal Education Opportunities.
Identifiers: Wisconsin (Madison)
Note: Prepared by the Wisconsin Sex Equity Project.