ERIC Number: ED135905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Stereotypes, Distortions and Omissions in U.S. History Textbooks.
Council on Interracial Books for Children, Inc., New York, NY.
This book, published by the Council on Interracial Books for Children, presents a content analysis instrument for assessing the portrayal of women and third world peoples in U.S. History textbooks. Thirteen textbooks published since 1970 and one which was published in 1967 are examined for their treatment of six groups: women, African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicanos, Native Americans and Puerto Ricans. Each section of the book begins with a short introductory essay and is followed by criteria for evaluating the information provided by the textbooks. A passage from a sample textbook comments on what is right, wrong, or missing from that excerpt, and one or more references to added sources of information is provided. A checklist for use in evaluating any textbook for racist and sexist information is included along with a bibliography, classified by minority group. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: American History, Black History, Content Analysis, Females, History Textbooks, Minority Groups, Racism, Sex Discrimination, Textbook Bias, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Selection
Council on Interracial Books for Children, 1841 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10023 ($7.95)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Council on Interracial Books for Children, Inc., New York, NY.