ERIC Number: EJ458421
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Sociology of Education or Sociology of Ethnocentrism? The Portrayal of Education in U.S. Introductory Sociology Textbooks.
Najafizadeh, Mehrangiz; Mennerick, Lewis A.
Teaching Sociology, v20 n3 p215-21 Jul 1992
Analyzes the content of chapters on education in 22 introductory sociology textbooks. Argues that the texts focus on the northern industrialized nations to the exclusion of developing nations' educational issues. Suggests that textbook coverage of northern influence, cultural factors, alternative developing nations' educational models, inadequate facilities, and social and political change will enhance students' global awareness. (DK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers; Practitioners
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