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ERIC Number: ED104559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 34
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Elements of Sexism in a Selected Group of Picture Books Recommended for Kindergarten Use.
Easley, Ann
A list of 100 books recommended for kindergarten use were reviewed and evaluated for elements of sexism and sex role stereotyping. Each book was carefully scanned and notations made on survey sheets. The story was checked to see if it was a boy or girl centered story, had an adult male or adult female character, male or female animal or inanimate object, and whether males and females were presented in stereotyped roles (females in aprons and in the house, males outside in traditional roles). The illustrations were very carefully scanned to see if there were more males, more females, or equal representation. The books were also evaluated to see if females or males were presented in unusual roles and whether the book gave equal treatment to both sexes and could be classified as truly nonsexist. A second collection of 25 selections from several children's book clubs were also evaluated in the same way. The findings, tabulated in six tables, clearly show that there is indeed a disparity in the treatment of the sexes in children's picture books. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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