ERIC Number: ED132588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Role: Your Own; A Handbook for Coping with Sexism in the Study of Language, Literature, and the Mass Media.
Los Angeles City Schools, CA. Div. of Instructional Planning and Services.
The purposes of this handbook are to assist teachers in examining a number of concerns regarding the expression of sexism in language and literature and to provide some suggestions for coping with these problems in the classroom. The first section, devoted to language, considers stereotyping and role expectations, as well as the following areas of concern: generic terms, occupational terms, cliches and literary stereotypes, sexist "put-downs," adjectives, pronouns, gender of inanimate objects and characters in children's literature, overcompensation, and correspondence forms. The second section, on literature, deals with the study of literary roles, questions for discussion, and authors and books. Sexism and sex-role stereotyping in the mass media, specifically in films, television, newspapers, magazines, and advertising, are considered in the third section. Several bibliographies dealing with sexism and sex roles are cited. (LL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Schools, CA. Div. of Instructional Planning and Services.