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Fischer, L.

Works: 3 works in 10 publications in 1 language and 63 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HQ1075, 305.3
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Most widely held works by L Fischer
Sex roles : biological and cultural interactions as found in social science research and Ontario educational media by L Fischer( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this study was to answer the following questions: (1) In what areas are sex differences supported by research? (2) To what extent are these sex differences caused by biological differences, by differences in socialization, or by differing opportunities? (3) In what way are educators reinforcing sex role stereotypes? In order to determine the influence of educators in the sex role socialization process, the social science literature on the topic was reviewed, and original research was done on the content of textbooks in Ontario. The other two questions were answered through reviews of recent literature. This study concludes that while some sex differences were found in cognitive functioning, aptitudes, and preferences, many of these were not statistically supported until ages 10, 11, and some not until early adolescence. This suggests that schools may be influencing this development. The evidence of stereotyping done by teachers is slight and contradictory; however, evidence does exist for stereotyped content in books and other educational media. In sum, there are many widely held beliefs about sex differences which are not consistently supported by evidence. Annotated bibliographies are included. (Author/JK)
Sex roles: biological and cultural interactions as found in social science research and Ontario educational media by Ontario( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigation of school board practices in the purchase and utilization of textbooks and other classroom-based learning materials by Ontario( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.58 (from 0.57 for Sex roles ... to 0.68 for Sex roles: ...)

English (10)