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ERIC Number: EJ1149322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2327-3585
What Educators Need to Do with Biased Children's Books on Religion, Gender and Race
Morgan, Hani; Forest, Danielle E.
Journal of International Social Studies, v6 n1 p74-83 2016
Children's books have frequently portrayed groups holding power more favorably than marginalized people. In this essay, we show how such books support a theoretical framework based on the notion that education can either preserve the status quo or change it. We use primary sources consisting of passages from various children's books in addition to highlighting the findings of previous researchers. We examine gender misrepresentation as well as the biased depiction of religious and racial minority groups.
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Language: English
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