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"Happy consciousness": Hegemony and hidden curricula in literacy readers between 1977 and 1991

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Allan B. Quiglye
Ella Holsinger

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When five widely used literacy series were content analyzed in 1977, racism, sexism and socio-economic stereotyping were discovered to "abound" in the texts. This reconstruction of that study finds today's readers have improved, but only slightly.

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"Happy consciousness": Hegemony and hidden curricula in literacy readers between 1977 and 1991

When five widely used literacy series were content analyzed in 1977, racism, sexism and socio-economic stereotyping were discovered to "abound" in the texts. This reconstruction of that study finds today's readers have improved, but only slightly.