ERIC Number: ED424591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Gender Issues in Children's Literature. ERIC Digest.
Arguing that children's books play a significant part in transmitting a society's culture to children, this Digest discusses how gender roles are portrayed in children's books. It begins by discussing how the genders are portrayed in children's literature, and then addresses the question of why gender-representation in children's literature is significant. The Digest also discusses what teachers should keep in mind while selecting children's books, and how teachers can use children's literature to promote gender equity. Contains 8 references. (RS)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Reading Material Selection, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th Street, Suite 150, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.