ERIC Number: EJ632530
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Characterization of Mental Retardation and Autism in Children's Books.
Dyches, Tina Taylor; Prater, Mary Anne; Cramer, Sharon F.
Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, v36 n3 p230-43 Sep 2001
A study involving 12 books, six picture books and six chapter books, examined how individuals with mental retardation and autism are depicted in children's literature. Results indicate characters were portrayed as making more choices in their lives and were educated in more inclusive environments than in an earlier study. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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