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A Study on Gendered Portrayals in Children's Informational Books with Scientific Content
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A Study on Gendered Portrayals in Children's Informational Books with Scientific Content
Ladd, Patricia R.;
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 Abstract
This study analyzes gender bias in children's informational books about science and science careers to determine how these early resources are affecting the disparity between males and females in science and engineering fields. The study focused on the number of male and female scientists both in pictures and text, and how much space was devoted to discussion of scientists of each gender. Overall, the findings of the study show that only 18% of the pictured scientists were female as well as only 16% of the scientists discussed in the text. These numbers are below current industry data that puts the number of females working in science and engineering fields at 26%.
 Keywords
Children's Literature;Non-fiction Books;Science Books;Gender;
 Language
English
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