Identifying Bias in Books

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While presenting workshops on Title IX compliance ("No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. .." ) , Sadker and Sadker (1997) developed the following forms of bias. While they are referring to textbooks, the ideas are also applicable to children’s books. 1. Invisibility – Complete or relative exclusion of a particular group or groups from representation or consideration in text narrative and/or illustrations. 2. Stereotyping – Reference to any of a number of variables: physical appearance, intellectual attributes, personality characteristics, career roles, domestic roles, social placement; most frequently seen in textbooks include the portrayal of Mexican Americans primarily as peons or migrant workers. 3. Imbalance and selectivity
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2011 for the course EDTE 121 taught by Professor Moo during the Spring '11 term at CSU Sacramento.

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