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Schau, Candace Garrett; And Others – 1977
This study examines the effects of reading materials on children's gender stereotypes toward adult occupations. The study sample consisted of 355 first-, third- and fifth-grade middle class children randomized into 3 groups which received 10 stories each. One group received sex-role-reversed occupational stories, another sex-stereotyped stories,…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Childhood Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Occupations
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Crabbe, John K.; Crabbe, Katharyn F. – The English Record, 1978
The articles in this journal reflect the change that has taken place in the study of women's literature and language: women writers are now judged on their own merits, rather than by comparison to men writers. Included are the following: "A Feminist Perspective in the Classroom," a discussion of the ways in which a feminist perspective has…
Descriptors: Authors, Creative Writing, Females, Feminism
Britton, Gwyneth; Lumpkin, Margaret – 1977
Containing quantitative analyses of 49 reading, literature, and social studies series, this resource guide is intended for use by parents and educators who are concerned with sex, race, and career role bias in elementary school textbooks. The eight chapters of the guide include the following: charts of major character role and career role…
Descriptors: Aspiration, Career Awareness, Child Role, Elementary Education
Kofke, Crystal L. – 1978
Prepared for those interested in providing nonsexist education, this guide offers information pertaining to sexism in textbooks and educational materials. Parts one and two contain a discussion of ways to identify forms of bias and provide guidelines for eliminating sex bias and for analyzing content and language usage in educational materials.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females, Guidelines
Chevat, Edith S. – 1975
The prevalence of sex role stereotyping in school readers, textbooks, workbooks, and reading materials used from kindergarten through college must first be recognized by students and teachers as well as by authors, illustrators, and publishers. Teachers should then work to foster environments and experiences in which females and males are equally…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes
Nye, Marilyn L. – 1975
Unfortunately, three of society's worst problems during the last decade--racism, sexism, and maladjusted parents--are reflected in the content of children's books. While censorship of books of questionable value is not recommended, it is necessary to judge and to find fault with them and ultimately to steer children into reading the good books…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescent Literature, Books, Censorship
Macmillan Co., New York, NY. – 1975
The guidelines in this booklet have been prepared to help authors, artists, and editors cope with problems inherent in presenting educational materials that give children an unbiased view of the full range of human potential. Contents are divided into three main sections. The guidelines for treatment of the sexes focus on general content, language…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Nondiscriminatory Education
Gunderson, Doris – 1975
Sex role stereotypes in children's reading materials limit life options. They prevent girls from realizing that all occupations and careers are open to them, and they present a man's role in the world as quite different from that of a woman. Sexual bias in reading material (both text and trade books) may be seen from the frequency of use of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Reading Materials, Sex Discrimination
Kirsch, Dorothy I. – 1976
In order to study whether sex as a reading-interest determinant has lessened as the women's movement has strengthened, the reading interests of 161 first-grade and second-grade girls and boys were studied by conducting one-to-one interviews with the children in Glen Cove, New York, in the spring of 1976. Answers were tabulated in seven categories.…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Primary Education, Reading Interests, Reading Materials
Cusick, Judy, Comp. – 1976
The pamphlet provides resources to help educators understand issues of sex discrimination and stereotyping and eliminate their occurrence in classrooms. An introductory section presents selection criteria for instructional materials which deal with issues of stereotyping and which promote individual student growth. Such materials should be…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Child Development, Counseling, Elementary Secondary Education
Rowell, Elizabeth H. – 1977
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of programs on sexism in reading materials, that were part of four Title IX workshops held in various areas of Rhode Island. Principals, teachers, counselors, and guidance directors were invited to the workshops. The session on sex-role stereotyping in reading materials consisted of a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Program Effectiveness, Reading Materials
Sheridan, E. Marcia – 1977
This document discusses sex role stereotyping in classrooms, reading materials, and standardized tests and examines the implications of sexism in reading and communication skills classrooms. A section for teachers, intended for preservice or inservice sessions, contains materials, objectives, and procedures for general discussion on values…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Reading Instruction
Stewart, Donald, Ed. – Kansas English, 1975
This issue of "Kansas English" contains three articles on the topic "English Literature Outside Traditional Rubrics." The first article, by Nancy S. Prichard, discusses the importance of the new literatures in the education of children and young adults. New literatures are defined as the writings of minority group members in the United States and…
Descriptors: African Literature, Book Reviews, English Instruction, English Literature
Land, James L. – 1974
The purpose of this study was to determine if sex role stereotyping occurs in elementary school readers and, if it does, to what extent. The study examined and classified the roles, relationships, activities, treatments, generalizations, future directions for life and work, and the relative importance assigned to male and female characters in…
Descriptors: Basic Reading, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Education, Reading Materials
Lobban, Glenys – Forum for the Discussion of New Trends in Education, 1974
Author contended that no broad-ranging study of the way sex-roles are presented in British reading schemes exists. In this article he described a preliminary study on sex-role content in readers in order to remedy this lack of information. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Children, Educational Policy, Females
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