ERIC Number: ED192986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Establishing Equity in Language & Illustrations. Revised.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Designed to help educators improve equity in language and illustrations in their teaching materials, the guidelines in this booklet focus on equality toward men and women, racial and ethnic minority group members, and handicapped persons. The narrative portions of each section are enhanced by specific examples to use ("The average school principal works closely with teachers") and to avoid ("The average school principal works closely with his teachers"). In addition, ideas are delineated on how to apply the guidelines. The section on nonsexist treatment of men and women includes two subtopics, language (the generic "he", occupational titles, parallel language, and letterwriting) and sex roles and traits (emotional traits of women/girls and men/boys, family patterns, occupational roles, role models, parenting roles, historical references, and physical appearances). The section on minority groups contains discussions on language and roles/traits of minorities. The section on representation of handicapped persons suggests that in developing education materials, one might ask, "Are stereotypes, such as portraying the blind as helpless, avoided?" The section on avoiding stereotypes in graphics and audiovisuals deals with a numerical balance of the sexes, sex stereotypes, physical types and handicaps, and racial or minority stereotypes. (AN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.