ERIC Number: EJ445178
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
What Do We Really Teach in Introductory Sociology Textbooks? Three Underlying Messages and Their Instructional Implications.
Friedman, Norman L.
American Sociologist, v22 n2 p137-45 Sum 1991
Describes an examination of underlying themes presented in introductory sociology textbooks published between 1975 and 1989. Concludes that the books (1) portray society as overstructured and impersonal; (2) overinterpret society in ideologically liberal ways; and (3) overrepresent sociological knowledge as the "highest knowledge" about society. Argues for teaching that counterbalances the three views. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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