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ERIC Number: ED105379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 14
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Sex Differences in Reading: The Relationship of Reader Content to Reading Achievement.
Zimet, Sara Goodman
In an attempt to uncover the influence of primary reading textbook content on reading achievement, both historical and contemporary reading textbooks were analyzed in terms of sex role portrayal in a variety of settings. The implications of the observed portrayals for children's own sex role modeling are discussed. Among the observations are: a prevalence of rewarded dependent behavior and punished independent behavior, a sparsity of aggression themes, and a lack until recently of characters clearly identifiable as being similar to the children reading about them. Patterns of sex differences in reading, maintenance of these patterns, and the role of reading textbooks in the establishment are discussed. (TO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 2, 1975)