ERIC Number: ED100729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
We Can Change It!
Shargel, Susan; Kane, Irene
Books are an avenue for presenting nonstereotyped alternatives to children in school and at home. This bibliography provides a starting point: it is a collection of nonsexist, nonracist children's books selected for children from preschool to third grade, annotated and keyed to three levels of balance between text and picture presentation. Adult reading, alternative materials, and a directory of publishers are included. Then, a text presents ways that teachers and parents can practice intervention techniques that challenge children's stereotypes with the help and reinforcement of books. Intervention may consist of supporting children acting in opposition to traditional roles, dealing directly with children on the subject of stereotyping, encouraging children to experience new activities, or providing role models. Common ways in which children express sex role stereotypes and ways that adults can intervene are typified by the situation where a little girl is told that she can't be a fireman. In that situation a book called "Firegirl" is a welcome aid. Suggestions for new play possibilities, for modifying children's books, and for units on women at work, the family, and ethnic studies aid in dealing directly with stereotyping. (JH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Class Activities, Early Childhood Education, Employed Women, Ethnic Stereotypes, Ethnic Studies, Experiential Learning, Family (Sociological Unit), Intervention, Role Models, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Socialization, Stereotypes
Change for Children, 2588 Mission Street, Room 226, San Francisco, California 94110 ($1.00 plus $0.25 postage and handling, bulk and bookstore rates available)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Change for Children, San Francisco, CA.