ERIC Number: ED134635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Women in New History Texts; the Iowa Plan for Book Challenges; Role-Playing in the Classroom.
Interracial Books for Children Bulletin, v7 n7 1976
This issue of the "Interracial Books for Children Bulletin" contains three articles. The first article is adapted from a forthcoming book which analyzes new history textbooks for evidence of racism and sexism. It can be used as a content rating instrument and is designed to enable teachers and students to evaluate and rate the texts used in their classrooms. It also serves as a source of supplementary information on third world peoples' and womens' history. The second article is about the Iowa Plan which describes a due process for handling book challenges. Accompanying this article is a description of a workshop on "Sensitivity to Challenged Material; An Orientation to Censorship". In the third article a teacher describes her use of role playing as a method for countering Native American stereotypes. (PR)
Descriptors: American Indians, Bias, Books, Children, Childrens Literature, Cultural Influences, Due Process, Ethnic Stereotypes, History Textbooks, Labeling (of Persons), Racism, Role Playing, School Libraries, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Social Discrimination
Interracial Books for Children, 1841 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10023 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Interracial Books for Children, Inc., New York, NY.