ERIC Number: ED329443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Confronting the Stereotypes: Kindergarten to Grade 4. Volume I.
Kirk, Lynn; And Others
This handbook explores ways of creating unbiased educational experiences for students in non-stereotyped learning environments for kindergarten to grade 4. An examination is made of the sexual, racial, and cultural biases displayed by textbooks and curricula currently in use, with suggestions offered on how to present these materials in an unbiased way. New materials and activities that can correct imbalances in the curriculum are identified. Teacher awareness is seen as the key to dealing with bias in the classroom. The grades 1-4 textbooks examined are divided into the subject areas of health, physical education, mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts. Suggestions for eliminating sexism through the use of unbiased terminology and non-sexist classroom activities are given. An annotated bibliography of non-sexist reading materials, with a thematic index, is also provided. (PPB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Education, Ethnic Bias, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Language Arts, Language Usage, Mathematics, Physical Education, Racial Bias, Role Perception, Science Instruction, Sex Bias, Social Studies, Stereotypes, Teacher Attitudes, Textbook Bias, Textbook Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Curriculum Development Branch.
Note: For related document, see SO 020 360.