The authors sought answers to the following questions regarding ethnic content by examining nine current basal reading series: 1. What amount of ethnic content is contained in nine of the major basal reading series; are there differences in the amount of ethnic content contained in these series? 2. Is there a particular basal reading series that emphasizes a greater number of stories about Blacks, Hispanics, or Native Americans than others; to what extent are these differences evident among the basal reading series? 3. In what ways can such information benefit individuals who are interested in purchasing a new basal series?
Logan, J. W., & Garcia, J. (1983). An Examination of Ethnic Content in Nine Current Basal Series. Reading Horizons, 23 (3). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol23/iss3/4