ERIC Number: ED190718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: N/A
Characters in Textbooks: A Review of the Literature. Clearinghouse Publication 62.
Wirtenberg, Jeana; And Others
Studies on the portrayal of minorities, older persons, and females in elementary and secondary school textbooks used in the 1970s are reviewed in this publication. The studies are divided into the following categories: American Indians, blacks, Hispanics, Asian and Pacific Island Americans, religious groups, older persons, and females. In the latter section (females), reading textbooks, mathematics textbooks, science textbooks, and foreign language textbooks are discussed separately. Also included in this publication is a review of the literature on effects of textbooks on children's attitudes, personality development, academic achievement, and career aspirations and attainment. (GC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.