ERIC Number: ED110974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
Women and Girls in Readers and Texts.
Chevat, Edith S.
The prevalence of sex role stereotyping in school readers, textbooks, workbooks, and reading materials used from kindergarten through college must first be recognized by students and teachers as well as by authors, illustrators, and publishers. Teachers should then work to foster environments and experiences in which females and males are equally endowed with strengths, weaknesses, capabilities, options, and potentials. A variety of approaches and exercises have been developed to accomplish this, such as analysis of books for sex role stereotyping, reading exercises which reverse conventional images of male and female, or research reports on subjects dealing with women inadequately covered in the textbook. Several sources offer suggestions for helping students and teachers focus on patterns of sex stereotyping and prejudice. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (20th, New York City, May 13-16, 1975); Best copy available