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ERIC Number: ED098553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 380
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The Growth and Development of Children's Books About Mexico and Mexican Americans.
Moyer, Dorothy Clauser
Two purposes prompted this study: to determine the growth and development of children's books about Mexico and Mexican-Americans in terms of content, illustrations, and format, and to determine whether there has been a change in the image of Mexico that is portrayed in these books. A total of 661 children's books were examined to determine the nature and accuracy of the information presented on the land, the history, the people and their ways of life, the role of religion, the value orientations of the people, the family unit and the life cycle, the economy, the government, the educational system, and the art and creative expression of the people. Books were grouped into five periods, within which they were divided into the categories of fiction and nonfiction. Findings showed an increase through the years in the number of books on Mexico and its people, and expansion of theme and subject matter in fiction, an increase in accuracy of subject matter in both fiction and nonfiction, an improvement in format of fiction and nonfiction, an improvement in the image of Mexico in fiction though some stereotypes still exist, a more thorough and accurate treatment of Mexico and Mexicans in nonfiction, and a generally accurate and meaningful treatment of Mexican-Americans in nonfiction. (Author/JM)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Lehigh University