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ERIC Number: ED212377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
An Examination of Sex-Role Stereotyping in the Elementary School.
Migacz, Maureen Elaine
The purpose of this literature review was to increase the awareness among educators that many changes are needed to ensure a non-sexist education for each child. To that end the first section of the document provides an annotated bibliography of articles focused on factors influencing sex-role stereotyping in the elementary school in general, and relating to the elementary school teacher. The annotated literature is selectively reviewed in a summary of the research findings. It is concluded that the research reveals that the elementary school contributes to sex-role stereotyping of young children and that children come to school with sex-role stereotypes already established to some degree. The suggestion is made that instructional materials depicting women as passive and restricted mainly to the home environment contribute to the decline of female achievement that begins to be evident at age 13. Research findings also suggest that teachers should examine their views for biases and stereotypes. Five recommendations for providing a non-sexist curriculum and classroom environment are advanced. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A