ERIC Number: ED215320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Stereotyping in Children's Materials.
Fried, F. Jill
Two hundred ninety-nine stories from the 1974 and 1981 Houghton-Mifflin primary- and intermediate-level basal readers were analyzed to determine if there had been any changes in the ways males and females were portrayed. The data indicated that sex role stereotypes still exist in children's literature. Though there was an improvement in the number of times women and girls were portrayed in all areas in the 1981 reading materials, the figures did not indicate equality with men and boys except in the main character portrayals of boys and girls in the 1981 edition. In addition, girls were portrayed with docile or inferior qualities more often in the 1981 edition than in the 1974 edition. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: M. A. Ed. Thesis, Kean College of New Jersey.