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ERIC Number: ED054618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 19
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An Appraisal of the Treatment of Black Americans in Selected Elementary School Social Studies Filmstrips.
Clark-Jones, Beatrice
The treatment of black Americans in a sample of social studies filmstrips designed for use in grades four through six was appraised. The purpose was to learn whether these filmstrips fostered the concept of a pluralistic society, in which races are seen as equal and in which blacks and integrated groups have an important part. Forty film strips were analyzed by a three-member panel, using a measurement instrument derived from the Detroit public school evaluation criteria to gauge minority treatment. Results showed that there was a significant relationship between filmstrips which foster pluralism and the number and percentage of black American characters illustrated in the filmstrips. Filmstrips were most likely to be acceptable which showed blacks throughout the strips and also which depicted occupations of varying social status. As only six of the 40 filmstrips viewed were deemed acceptable, the author concludes that many more unprejudiced filmstrips are needed. (Author/JK)
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