ERIC Number: ED097241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Checklist for Selecting and Evaluating U.S. History Textbooks.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
In order to improve the treatment of minorities in United States history textbooks, the National Education Association has developed guidelines for evaluating multiethnic materials. According to the guidelines, textbooks should portray cultural pluralism as a value to respect; present sexual, racial, religious, and ethnic groups in such a way as to build mutual understanding; help students to appreciate contributions to our history by members of various ethnic groups and women; and foster the impression of equal worthiness of all groups. In examining interactions among groups, United States history textbooks should describe and examine both historical and contemporary forces and conditions which operate to the disadvantage and advantage of minority groups and women. They should analyze intergroup tension and conflict fairly and objectively, with emphasis on resolving social problems, and lead students to comprehend and fulfill their duties and responsibilities as citizens in a pluralistic democracy. The checklist is intended to apply to both older and newer textbooks and can be used by textbook writers, editors, teachers, parent groups, textbook selection committees, and students. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Ethnic Stereotypes, Evaluation Criteria, Guidelines, History Textbooks, Minority Groups, Multicultural Textbooks, Sex Stereotypes, Textbook Bias, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Selection, Textbooks, United States History
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Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.