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ERIC Number: ED114864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 509
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The Female Image in the Caldecott Medal Award Books.
Roberts, Patricia Lee Brighton
This investigation was conducted to determine the extent to which the Caldecott books stereotype the role of the human, animal and inanimate female image. The findings suggest: that in one case, when measured by a content analysis form, the rater's perception of the stereotyping of the human, animal and inanimate female characters in the texts differed from the investigator's perception of the stereotyping of the female characters in the illustration; that some readers, under certain conditions, may undergo attitude and behavior changes as a result of reading a book; and that the Caldecott winners are not free of the stereotyping of the female image. The study recommends that descriptive and experimental studies be performed to explore the difference between reading a book and viewing the illustrations, and that cross-validation procedures be employed to determine whether children's perceptions of the stereotyping of the female image in the books differs from the investigator's perceptions of the stereotyping of the female image as measured by the content analysis form. (Author/LL)
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