Textbooks as Brainwashers

Kirk, Russell
October 1975
National Review;10/24/1975, Vol. 27 Issue 41, p1177
Discusses how textbook publishers have dealt with the issue of sex stereotyping in books. Elimination of the word sexism in books published by McGraw-Hill Book Co.; Use of characteristics that have been traditionally praised males more than females; Need to show both men and women doing household chores; Creation of positive sexual and racial images. Statement that Macmillan Publishing Co. has released a booklet titled "Guidelines for Creating Positive Sexual and Racial Images in Educational Materials," which will be useful to school boards in selecting textbooks and to local community groups working with their schools to promote quality education materials.


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