ERIC Number: ED091273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
1974 Michigan Social Studies Textbook Study.
In compliance with the Social Studies Textbook Act of the State of Michigan, 18 elementary, junior high school, and high school level social studies books were examined to determine the extent to which they adequately reflect the multi-racial, multi-ethnic and pluralistic nature of American society, both past and present. A group of 27 educators, historians, school board members and clergypersons were chosen to write reviews of the books and rate them on a five-point scale. Each book was reviewed and rated by three persons, and the total 54 reviews are reproduced. The report presents an analysis of the ratings and a discussion of the findings. Results seem to indicate that a better job is being done of including the contributions and achievements of minorities and of more adequately reflecting multi-ethnic, multi-racial and pluralistic attitudes. The description of the design and results of the study is followed by the reviews and appendices containing lists of the textbooks reviews, the members of the review committee, and the criteria used for evaluating the textbooks. (Author/KSM)
Descriptors: Bias, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, History Textbooks, Minority Groups, Multicultural Textbooks, Rating Scales, Social Studies, State Legislation, State Surveys, Textbook Bias, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Standards, Textbooks
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan