Ruth S. Meyers

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Spring 1981


In September 1980, the Council on Interracial Books for Children was funded by the Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA) to develop prototypes of third- and fifth-grade textbooks for teaching reading. The project was designed by Lyla Hoffman of the Council, who was interested in providing children with models of social change agents and in developing antisexist and antiracist materials to replace the much-criticized current readers. My research in reading comprehension and the effects of stereotypic thinking on the ability to develop meaning from stories contributed to the rationale for the project. This is a report of beginnings.



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