ERIC Number: ED117687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Creating Positive Sexual and Racial Images in Educational Materials.
Macmillan Co., New York, NY.
The guidelines in this booklet have been prepared to help authors, artists, and editors cope with problems inherent in presenting educational materials that give children an unbiased view of the full range of human potential. Contents are divided into three main sections. The guidelines for treatment of the sexes focus on general content, language usage, and avoiding sex stereotypes in art. The guidelines for treatment of races and minorities deal with general content, content for specific groups (Black Americans, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and Jewish Americans), and avoiding racial and minority stereotypes in art for the same groups. The subject area guidelines concentrate on avoiding sexism and racism in 11 key classroom areas of study: reading; general social studies; elementary social studies; high school social studies; literature; grammar, composition, and spelling; foreign language; family life (home economics); mathematics; science; and music. Each of the sections in the booklet's guidelines gives detailed examples of negative and positive treatment. (JM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Macmillan Co., New York, NY.