ERIC Number: ED097625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Sex Role Stereotyping in Elementary School Readers, Grades 1-6, Adopted by the State of Indiana for the Years 1973-78.
Land, James L.
The purpose of this study was to determine if sex role stereotyping occurs in elementary school readers and, if it does, to what extent. The study examined and classified the roles, relationships, activities, treatments, generalizations, future directions for life and work, and the relative importance assigned to male and female characters in elementary school readers. The sampling for the study consisted of 280 stories in 56 elementary school readers, grades 1-6. Data collected from the stories were viewed collectively for all series of elementary school readers. Based on the findings, it was concluded that females in elementary school readers were: less frequently represented in terms of numbers; less frequently represented in titles, central roles, and stories; represented in stereotyped roles; represented in subordinate, home-related roles; represented as being best fit to be helpmates to males; represented less frequently than males as intelligent, capable people; frequently the recipients of derogatory comments; and frequently represented in situations which reinforce culturally conditioned sexual characteristics. (Author/WR)
Descriptors: Basic Reading, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Education, Reading Materials, Reading Research, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Textbooks
University Microfilms, P.O. Box 1764, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 74-19,448, MF-$4.00, Xerography-$10.00)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Ball State University