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ERIC Number: EJ674030
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-0148-432X
Thin Gruel: How the Language Policy Drain the Life and Content from Our Texts.
Ravitch, Diane
American Educator, v27 n2 p6-19 Sum 2003
This article asserts that the Right wants textbooks to reflect their idealized past (two-parent families, mothers at home, obedient children), while the Left wants texts to reflect their idealized future (old people are not frail, race and gender are not issues, and blindness is not a disability). To accommodate both, publishers now censor themselves, using "bias and sensitivity" guidelines that result in textbooks "drained of life and delight." (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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