ERIC Number: ED211970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Sex Stereotypes and Reading: Research and Strategies.
Sheridan, E. Marcia, Ed.
Drawing from research concerned with sex stereotypes and reading, this book is intended for use by reading teachers at all levels who wish to understand and eliminate sex stereotyping in the materials and practices they use. The nine articles in the book are arranged under three categories: the cognitive, social, and educational dimensions of sex stereotyping; sex stereotyping in reading, writing, and language; and instructional strategies that combat sex stereotyping. Specific topics discussed in the articles include (1) sex differences and cultural expectations in reading, (2) girls' and boys' reading interests, (3) reading materials used in the United States from Colonial Times to the present, (4) language differences between males and females, (5) establishing the nonsexist classroom, (6) the problems of establishing a multicultural, nonsexist classroom, and (7) teaching high school students to spot sex stereotypes in reading materials. Appendixes contain resources for eliminating sex stereotyping in the classroom, including guidelines from the International Reading Association on sexism, sexist language, and sex stereotyping in reading materials. (HTH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Language Usage, Literature Reviews, Males, Negative Attitudes, Reading Instruction, Reading Interests, Reading Materials, Reading Research, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
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