ERIC Number: ED041073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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The Treatment of Minorities: A Survey of Textbooks Used in Missouri High Schools.
Carpenter, L. P.; Rank, Dinah
Fifty of the most frequently used social studies textbooks in Missouri are evaluated. The focus of the textbook evaluations is the handling of racial minorities, especially the American Negro. Criteria are outlined for adequate textbook coverage of prejudice, discrimination, and minority groups in the areas of American history and government, world history, and geography. It is felt that inadequate and biased attention has been given to immigration, slavery, resistance to slavery, Reconstruction, segregation, black self awareness and protest, the discrepancies between American ideals and discrimination, non-Western cultures, and the phenomenon of race as a biological and cultural variable. The use of supplementary audio visual materials, and teacher self examination of personal attitudes toward race and knowledge of minority groups in America are recommended. Books about racial minorities for teacher reference are listed. [Appendix III, containing copyrighted reprints of newspaper and journal articles, has been deleted from the microfiche and hard copy prints of this document.] (KG)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Commission on Human Rights, Jefferson City.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri