ERIC Number: ED118662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Criteria for Analyzing Ethnic Bias in Instructional Material.
Williams, Charles T.
The evaluative criteria described in this document are as follows: (1) criterion for analyzing ethnic bias in textbook illustrations, films, and filmstrips; (2) criterion for content analysis of text books for ethnic bias relative to cultural pluralism; and, (3) criterion for content analysis of text books for ethnic bias relative to contributions. Criterion one concentrates on whether or not Third World people are present in illustrations, films, and filmstrips and whether Third World people are portrayed as person with dignity, in leadership roles, and possessing the more distinctive physical traits of their respective ethnic groups. Criterion two evaluates instructional material relative to how well it conveys that this society was and is culturally plural. The third criterion assesses the extent to which the instructional material reflects the contributions that Third World people have made to this society. Directions for scoring the criteria are provided, along with a series of 17 definitions of terms used in the document. When employed effectively in evaluating instructional material, this instrument is said to generate data which will reflect the blatant presence of ethnic bias and dramatize the critical need for the school curriculum to reflect the dignity and value of all people in the society. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Bias, Content Analysis, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnic Bias, Ethnic Groups, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Films, Filmstrips, Instructional Materials, Measurement Techniques, Minority Groups, Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Textbook Evaluation
Michigan Education Association, East Lansing, Michigan 48823 ($0.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Education Association, East Lansing.