The Impact of Gender-Fair versus Gender-Stereotyped Basal Readers on 1st-Grade Children's Gender Stereotypes: A Natural Experiment

@article{Karniol2009TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Gender-Fair versus Gender-Stereotyped Basal Readers on 1st-Grade Children's Gender Stereotypes: A Natural Experiment},
  author={Rachel Karniol and Michal Gal-Disegni},
  journal={Journal of Research in Childhood Education},
  year={2009},
  volume={23},
  pages={411 - 420}
}
Abstract Israeli 1st-grade children in two different schools in the same neighborhood who were using either a gender-stereotyped or a gender-fair basal reader were asked to judge for a series of female-stereotyped, male-stereotyped, and gender-neutral activities whether they were characteristic of females, of males, or of both. Children using the gender-fair basal reader indicated that more activities were appropriate for both males and females than did children using the gender-stereotyped… 

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