ERIC Number: ED137802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Equality of the Sexes in New Children's Fiction.
Noyce, Ruth M.
A study of 657 reviews of children's fiction, published in 1975 and 1976, revealed information to show that writers and publishers of children's fiction are moving close to equality in treatment of the sexes. It was concluded from the survey of books reviewed in "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books" that female and male protagonists are appearing in nearly equal numbers, that they are displaying similar personality traits--with the exception of a larger representation of females with physical impairments than males, and that the number of female authors of fiction is increasing. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Report prepared at the University of Kansas