ERIC Number: ED329444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Confronting the Stereotypes: Grades 5-8. Volume II.
Kirk, Lynn; And Others
This handbook explores ways of creating unbiased educational experiences for students in non-stereotyped learning environments for grades 5-8. 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 manner. 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 curriculum areas covered are: English, language arts, social studies, health, physical education, science, and mathematics. Guidelines for eliminating sexism in terminology and strategies for eliminating stereotyping are given. An annotated bibliography, "Real Books for Real People," is included and has a thematic index. A list of "Do's and Don'ts for Teachers and Schools" to help keep the classroom a bias-free educational environment is given. (PPB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Evaluation, Ethnic Bias, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, 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 020 359.