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Sex Stereotypes

  • A Mean Wink at Authenticity: Chinese Images in Disney's "Mulan."
    Offers a critique from two Chinese educators with regard to the historical, cultural, linguistic, and artistic authenticity of Disney's animated film "Mulan." Argues that the filmmakers robbed the original story of its soul and "ran over Chinese culture with the Disney bulldozer," imposing mainstream cultural beliefs and values. (SR).
  • A Multicultural Career Fair for Elementary School Students
    Emphasizes the importance of early experience on later career development as described in previous research. Notes that children rule out occupational choices that they believe are not appropriate for them due to their race, gender, and/or socioeconomic status.
  • An Examination of Gender Differences among Teachers in Jamaican Schools
    Examines the history of education in Jamaica, then discusses why there is an absence of male teachers in younger grades. Interviews with teachers and principals from six primary and elementary schools indicate that, similar to educational staff in North America, respondents have stereotyped attitudes regarding the teaching of young children being the realm of women.
  • Gender Stereotypes in Children's Picture Books
    Research has examined how gender stereotypes and sexism in picture books affect the development of gender identity in young children, how children's books in the last decade have portrayed gender, and how researchers evaluate picture books for misrepresentations of gender.
  • Saris & Skirts: Gender Equity and Multiculturalism
    The booklet discusses about enormous potential the staff members working in early childhood services have to influence young children's developing attitudes toward cultural diversity and gender equity.
  • White Natives. "Braveheart" and "Rob Roy" as Colonial Victims
    Two contemporary films, "Braveheart" and "Rob Roy," depict Scottish ethnicity from a rather narrow perspective. The positions that are sentimentally admired when attributed to white natives of Scotland are horrifying when expressed by contemporary peoples of color.