ERIC Number: ED150343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines to Ensure Sex Fairness in Education Division Communications and Products.
Women on Words and Images, Princeton, NJ.
The guidelines presented in this document are intended as a learning tool to assist preparers of education communications and products in creating sex-fair communications and eliminating sex bias. Presented with examples of sex-biased and sex-fair uses and the rationale for use, guidelines are given for the following categories: (1) language: generic he/generic she, universal "man,""man" first, inconsistency, derogatory or demeaning usage; (2) omissions: equal representation, lost opportunity, disregard of problem identified; (3) roles and traits: family/parenting, occupational roles and career preparation, historical/biographical, emotional and character traits, physical attributes/personal appearance; and (4) graphics/audio visual: numerical imbalance, stereotyped portrayal, derogatory portrayal, sex segregation. A checklist to ensure sex fair communications is provided which lists each of the categories. (TA)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Women on Words and Images, Princeton, NJ.