ERIC Number: ED205274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Confronting the Stereotypes for Grades 4-6: A Handbook on Bias. Volume II.
Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.
This volume is the second of a two-volume series which surveys the extent to which sex, race, and class bias can be found in commonly used elementary-level instructional materials in Manitoba, Canada. Analysis of materials used in grades four through six indicates that the negative biases present in the kindergarten through grade three materials (the focus of the first volume) recur and in fact increase in number and subtlety as children are exposed to a greater variety of learning resources and to more complex concepts. Primarily, the volume is devoted to the evaluation of approved texts for language arts and social studies; however, texts in the areas of mathematics and science are analyzed, and recommendations for nonsexist practices in the areas of health and physical education are made. Concluding sections offer guidelines for eliminating sexism; a brief list of strategies for changing race, class, and sex bias in informal and formal school contexts, among parents, and in the community; an annotated bibliography of non-biased books; a thematic bibliography; and an annotated bibliography of texts that were found to present positive images of real and fictional characters. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Class Activities, Content Analysis, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Ethnic Stereotypes, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Language Arts, Mathematics, Racial Bias, Sciences, Self Concept, Sex Bias, Sex Stereotypes, Social Bias, Social Studies, Textbook Bias, Textbook Research, Textbook Selection
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.