SCHOOL (fwd)

Jo Sanders (
Mon, 17 Nov 1997 17:58:18 -0800 (PST)

Hi, everyone

I received this message from someone who's looking for information on
gender equity in textbooks, and since this isn't my speciality I thought
some of you might be able to help her better than I could.

Many thanks,

Jo Sanders


Jo Sanders
Washington Research Institute
150 Nickerson Street, Suite 305
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone (206) 285-9317
Fax (206) 285-1523
E-mail <>

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Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 11:59:34 -0500 (EST)
Subject: SCHOOL

Dear Ms. Sanders,

We are part of Stone Lantern Films, a non-profit company that makes cultural
documentries for PBS. We are currently doing a 4-hour series for PBS on the
history of public schools. I got your e-mail from Naomi Silverman -- I had
seen your books in her catalogue and she happens to be married to Joel
Spring, a historian whom we just interviewed for the series.

We are doing a segment on Title 9 and the issue of gender equity in K-12
education. We are looking for a few good examples of "gender correct"
textbooks, particularly elementary readers from the 70s, or 80s that would be
good illustrations of how the old stereotypes (Dick and Jane) were replaced
-- i.e. illustrations of Mom going off with briefcase and Dad minding kids,
etc. I thought you might be able to suggest a few prime examples. In same
vein, we were also searching for multicultural revised reader from 70s or
80s. Would you be kind enough to pass along ideas? Or tell us how we might be
able to reach you? I believe my colleague, Patty Romeu, left you a telephone
message on your home machine, but she heard you were travelling. Thanks so
much for your help.


Sarah Mondale

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