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dc.contributor.authorWantuck, Julie J.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T21:54:01Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T21:54:01Z
dc.date.issued5/1/1997
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/5671
dc.description.abstractIntended for use by educators, librarians, and parents, this study analyzed Newbery Medal Award winners from 1985 to 1995 for gender bias. The items under analysis included the number of females or males represented in the titles, the gender of the authors, the number of females and males as main characters, and the role of the main character(s). The results indicate a trend toward a less biased representation of females who engaged in counter-gender-type activities more often than males. Seven (64%) of the 11 books were written by female authors while 4 (36%) were written by male authors. Females were named in 1 (9%) title, males were named in 2 (18%) titles, and 8 (73%) titles were gender neutral. Of the 14 main characters portrayed, 6 (43%) were female while 8 (57%) were male. There were 4 (29%) active/nontraditional female main characters and 2 (14%) passive/traditional female main characters. All 8 (57%) male main characters were active/traditional. A review of research of gender bias in children's literature, picture books, fairy tales, and language precedes the study.
dc.subjectNewbery Medal Award
dc.subjectGender Bias
dc.subjectChildren's Literature
dc.titleAn Analysis of Gender Bias in Newbery Medal Award Winning Books from 1985 to 1995
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refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T21:54:01Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentEducation and Human Development
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Science in Education (MSEd)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleEducation and Human Development Master's Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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