ERIC Number: ED176737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Promoting Educational Equity through School Libraries. Module 2: Sexism and Sex-Role Stereotyping in School Materials.
Nilsen, Alleen Pace; Tyler, Karen Beyard
The second learning module in a continuing education program for inservice school media specialists focuses on sex stereotyping and ways in which inaccurate ideas about sex differences are transmitted through instructional materials in exploring the following questions: (1) Why do school materials communicate sexist ideas and sex-role stereotypes? (2) How is the language of school materials sexist? (3) How do illustrations in school materials communicate sexism and sex-role stereotyping? and (4) What evidence of sexism and sex-role stereotyping is found in instructional materials? Six specific examples of false assumptions derived from innate sex differences are listed, along with ways in which those assumptions are communicated in instructional materials and literature. Examples of sexist attitudes as they are covertly perpetuated through grammar and language are given to increase the reader's awareness of the problem in such a way that instructional materials can be evaluated for their degree of sexist content. Tests and exercises on this module are included in the accompanying activity book. (FM)
Descriptors: Equal Education, Inservice Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Resources Centers, Librarians, Media Specialists, School Libraries, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Study Guides
edc/weeap Distribution Center, 39 Chapel Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02160 (this item $0.75, complete set of materials $4.75. Checks should be made payable to: Education Development Center)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe.
Note: For related documents, see IR 007 677-683