ERIC Number: ED212468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Sex-Role Stereotyping in School Journals. Research Report.
New Zealand Dept. of Education, Wellington.
School journals were examined to view the variety of roles shown for each sex and the view given of the places of men and women in the world. Journals issued in each of four years were studied, with 1977 and 1978 representing recent years, 1975 chosen since it was International Women's Year, and 1969. All journals were studied for the number of times each sex was referred to in the text or shown in the illustrations, for the number of references to famous men and women, and for any incidences of sexism in the language used. It was concluded that there is a majority of males mentioned in school journals. Some movement toward equality between 1969 and 1978 was noted. It was felt the types of roles, activities, and character traits assigned to each sex contributes to a picture of life where males engage in a wider range of more exciting and interesting roles than do females. It is noted that if equality of opportunity is accepted as a goal, it must be ensured that books provided for school children reflect this. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Dept. of Education, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand