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Textbook Bias
Examines biases against African-Americans in content & selection of social studies books.
# 13559 | 2,025 words | 10 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Feb 16, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , African-American Studies (Racism)

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" As an educator in a multicultural society, the fair and accurate representation of racial and ethnic groups is an important concern. The foundation of classroom teaching is the textbook, a medium of expression that the educator cannot assume is without bias. Textbooks are written by human beings, and each person addresses the task from his or her unique perspective. A significant factor in this perspective is the race or ethnicity of the author. Recent occurrences like the Rodney King beating and the O.J. Simpson trial demonstrate that, on certain issues, African Americans and whites hold divergent views. Thus an examination of textbook discussions involving African Americans is likely to show bias since the majority of textbook authors are white.

The objective of this paper is to determine whether textbook.."

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