ERIC Number: ED330637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug-20
Reference Count: N/A
Prejudice and Underlying Assumptions.
Fritzsche, K. Peter
In recent years European textbook research has begun to examine the topics of ethnic minorities, multiculturalism, hostility to foreigners, and racism. Its task is not only to ask whether textbooks should present such topics but also how they should be presented. In addressing the issues, an important question to answer is whether the textbooks themselves--either consciously or unconsciously--inaccurately represent ethic groups and promote prejudices, stereotypes, or racist ideas. This paper suggests 10 categories to be used in making an analysis of textbook content and to identify the degree to which bias or prejudice is represented and promoted. The 10 categories are: (1) individual consideration of ethnic minorities; (2) reasons for migration; (3) information about their home country; (4) problems and disadvantages facing them in their new homeland; (5) results of and criticism of hostility to foreigners; (6) causes of hostility to foreigners or racial prejudice; (7) historical dimensions of the problem; (8) views of the minorities and social perspective taking; (9) assessment of a multi-cultural society; and (10) strategies for preventing and breaking down hostility towards foreigners and racism. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers: Europe; West Germany
Note: Paper presented at the Educational Research Workshop on History and Social Studies (Braunschweig, West Germany, September 11-14, 1990). Some pages contain light, broken type.