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ERIC Number: ED153175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Pages: 31
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Reference Count: 0
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Stereotyping in the Learning Environment: Teachers' Perceptions and Strategies for Change.
Hoover, Nora Lee
This paper calls for the elimination of sex role stereotyping in classrooms and reading programs and suggests strategies for creating nonsexist learning environments. The first section defines sex role stereotpying, explains its detrimental effects, and points to evidence of its existence in classrooms and instructional materials. The second section reports the results of a survey of more than 1,300 teachers regarding their perceptions of sex role stereotyping in their classrooms. A comparison of the return responses (from 60% of those surveyed) with findings of previous studies of sex role stereotyping in classroom activities and instructional materials indicates that more sex role stereotyping may exist in learning environments than many teachers recognize. The third section of the paper outlines strategies that teachers can use to increase their awareness of sex stereotyping and to create nonsexist learning environments in a school system, a school building, or a single classroom. The final section lists books, booklets, pamphlets, and inservice and curricular materials of aid in eliminating sex stereotyping in education. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (22nd, Miami Beach, Florida, May 2-6, 1977)