ERIC Number: ED124439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Asia in American Textbooks: An Evaluation.
ASIA Society, New York, NY.
This report evaluates the treatment of Aisa in American elementary and secondary school textbooks. The study was undertaken by the Asia Society. Guided by a detailed questionnaire, 103 scholars, teachers, and others with Asian expertise reviewed 306 books commonly used in the 50 states during 1974-75. This book summarizes the process of evaluation, the findings of the individual readers, and the Asia Society's own conclusions and recommendations for action as a result of their findings. Materials were examined for their accuracy, authenticity, underlying assumptions and approaches, humanistic and human interest, style and tone, sexism, format and illustrations, bias, and recognition of innate dignity of Asian culture. Overall ratings and qualifications of authors and consultants are presented. Appendices include a listing of the books reviewed, the questionnaire used in the study, a list of the readers, and the names of the Asia Society's staff. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: ASIA Society, New York, NY.