ERIC Number: ED319652
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
"Remember the Ladies"--Women in the Curriculum. ERIC Digest.
Holt, Evelyn R.
Three questions are addressed in this document: (1) How have women been treated in social studies textbooks and curricula? (2) What are some strategies for including women in social studies? (3) What resources are recommended for teachers and students? Textbook studies of the 1970s revealed limited coverage of women in the social studies, and the few references to women conveyed negative stereotypes rather than balanced and realistic portrayals of changing roles in modern society. Coverage of women in textbooks increased in the 1980s, but neither the quality nor quantity of these treatments was adequate. Suggestions offered for integrating women in the curriculum are: (1) In economics, study the inequalities of income distribution and investigate why these inequalities exist in society. (2) In sociology, examine charges of sex discrimination in the United States and what these charges are based upon. (3) Political science classes can research significant court cases that have influenced women's rights in this country. (4) Geography, world history, and world studies can involve the analysis of the status of women in other countries and at other times. Resources are available at the international, national, state, and local levels. Several are noted, along with their areas of interest and addresses. A 10-item bibliography is included. (JB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Feminism, Secondary School Curriculum, Sex Bias, Sex Stereotypes, Social Studies, United States History, Womens History, Womens Studies
ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, 2805 East Tenth Street, Suite 120, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.