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ERIC Number: ED380799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
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Effect of Sex-Equitable Material on Gender Stereotyping.
DiSalvo, Carole
A study attempted to determine if exposing sixth-grade middle school students to sex-equitable literature followed by discussion would show any significant changes in gender-bias attitudes expressed by the students. Subjects, 26 sixth grade students at a suburban middle school in Middletown, New Jersey, completed a pretest to determine gender-bias attitudes of both male and female students. These sixth grade students were exposed to a series of sex-equitable reading materials in which the main character was portrayed in a non-sexist manner. These stories were followed by both discussion and written reactions to what was read. After a 6-week period, students were administered the posttest. Results showed that exposing sixth-grade students to sex-equitable literature followed by discussions does not significantly change gender-bias attitudes. However, there was some improvement, even if that improvement was statistically insignificant; had the length of this study been longer, a more significant change might have been recorded. (Contains 29 references, 3 tables of data, and 3 appendixes.) (Author/TB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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