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ERIC Number: ED174588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Sex-Role Stereotyping Is Taught in Public Schools.
Ray, Marilyn
From infancy on the child is surrounded with sex-based role expectations. The school system clarifies and reinforces these images through the male dominated administrative structure, the unbalanced distribution of attention in primary classroom situations, and the mainstreaming of males and females into gender-tagged curriculum programs. Sexism is a major operational principle pervading all facets of the American educational system. Sex-role stereotyping is present in both the social perception of educators themselves and in the instructional materials of which those educators make use. To combat these stereotypic categorizations, texts, readers, and programs such as English and mathematics must be stripped of their sex-based judgmental nuances. Teachers must make a positive effort to develop students' abilities regardless of gender, and physical education programs must be stressed and subsidized in an impartial manner. (LH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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