ERIC Number: EJ342932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1986
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Active Roles Assigned to Male and Female Characters in Children's Writing.
Trepanier-Street, Mary L.; Romatowski, Jane A.
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v1 n2 p104-10 Aug 1986
Examines the creative writing of 180 elementary school children for gender and age differences. Stories were analyzed for assignment of physical actions and problem-solver roles to characters as well as for story theme. Findings support conclusions that stereotypic attitudes toward sex-roles prevail and are evident in children's stories. (Author/BB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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