ERIC Number: ED221612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Checklists for Counteracting Race and Sex Bias in Educational Materials.
Cotera, Martha P., Comp.
Guidelines and checklists for evaluating and selecting curriculum materials to be used in bilingual/multicultural education programs are presented in this handbook. The central concern is to be able to eliminate materials that contain various forms of racial and sex bias or encourage undesirable race and sex-role stereotyping. The guidelines and checklists, which were selected from information collected in a survey of materials selection criteria being used by government agencies all over the United States, allow the user to identify materials that contain evidence of discrimination; evaluate texts and readers for accuracy of minority portrayals, sex-role stereotyping, and racial stereotyping; and recognize biases in bilingual materials. A bibliography of tools and guidelines for unbiased materials selection and curriculum development is included. (MJL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Check Lists, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Bias, Ethnic Stereotypes, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Media Selection, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Racial Bias, Reading Material Selection, Sex Bias
WEEA Publishing Center, Education Development Center, 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02160 (write for price).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA. Women's Educational Equity Act Dissemination Center.