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ERIC Number: ED379647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Pages: 36
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Women's Roles in Basal Readers.
Caldarola, Colleen M.
A study examined six third-grade basal readers (from the years 1969, 1986, and 1993) to determine whether there has been a significant change in the portrayal of women characters throughout the years. Results: (1) showed more female main characters in the 1993 textbook sampled than in the textbooks from earlier periods; (2) found that female characters were more active (than passive) subjects in the stories; (3) showed significant change in the roles/activities of the female characters; and (4) found that the number of female versus male biographies in the readers became more equitable. (Contains a table of data and 22 references. Appendixes present guidelines for eliminating sex stereotypes in published materials, and a list of books most frequently read aloud in kindergaraten through sixth grade, noting the sex of main protagonists.) (SR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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