ERIC Number: ED076957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Guidelines for Improving the Image of Women in Textbooks.
Scott, Foresman and Co., Glenview, IL.
This pamphlet presents guidelines for the improvement of the image of women in textbooks. General guidelines for the text and illustrations of textbooks are: (1) the actions and achievements of women should be recognized; (2) women and girls should be given the same respect as men and boys; and (3) abilities, traits, interests, and activities should not be assigned on the basis of male or female stereotypes. A section making recommendations for avoiding sexist language includes a discussion of various types of sexist language with suggested possible non-sexist alternative expressions. These recommendations, like the general guidelines, cover three areas: the omission of women, the demeaning of women, and sex-role stereotyping. It is also suggested that if an editor chooses to use selections that contain sexist attitudes, these attitudes should be discussed in accompanying descriptive material or discussion questions. (DI)
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Authoring Institution: Scott, Foresman and Co., Glenview, IL.