ERIC Number: EJ538703
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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Gender Stereotyped Descriptors in Children's Picture Books: Does "Curious Jane" Exist in the Literature?
Turner-Bowker, Diane M.
Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, v35 n7/8 p461-88 Oct 1996
Subtle effects of gender stereotyping in children's literature were studied in 30 noted children's books from 1984 through 1994. Results show more males in titles and pictures, with no difference in central roles. Males were described as more active, but adjectives used for females were more positively evaluated. (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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