Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
22 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD November 1973 Schoolbooks still sexist Herald------ OTTAWA Whatever strides women's liberationists arc making towards breaking down rigid sex they aren't getting any help from school according to y study of books used in Al- berta schools. Linda Cullen. an education student at the University of made the study a summer research project. Re- sults of the published by the Alberta human rights indicate that text- books still picture the chief role of women as the care and feeding of husband and children Men hold their tradi- tional positions as breadwin- ners and heads of households. Female children in textbook tales stick close to skipping playing with dolls and helping mother around the Miss Cullen reports. their brothers engage in more rough-and-tumble ac- tivities such as sports and ex- ploring the neighborhood. When schoolbook women-did venture outside the they were generally portrayed in supportive roles This reinforcement of tradi- tional roles shows up most of- ten in she says. For a McGraw- Hill scries called Dimensions in Health showed 30 illustra- tions of men as doctors or den- tists. Women in the same series were always shown as nurses and were referred to as Ihc In other books the idea that women do not. or should participate in certain fields is perpetuated by failing to give women equal she re- ports In a Grade 4 science series published by Holt-Rinehart. women showed up in only 46 of 201 illustrations. In- two of girls were watching boys work In a girl was baking a cake. Some of the most explicit sex stereotyping was found in the Alberta department of education's social studies re- source units for ac- cording to the study Defining the roles of mother and the Grade 1 unit cooks for Mother washes our she does many things for Father Father goes to work. He earns money. He helps the lamilv The study seems to show that any concessions made to changing lifestyles are made in the belief that traditional ways still are says the report. One health book told chil- dren- 'The father is the per- son who earns the money to support the family and he is the family's leader. The mother takes care of the fam- ily and the home. these positions are not always followed. Sometimes mother helps earn money and the father helps around the 'the book ob- changing situ- ation within some families may lead to confusion. But still a boy is clearly a boy and a girl is clearlv a girl at an early age. bovs are raised in different than Family Abbey is historic Early audio testing avoids learning loss BINGO MOOSE HALL 1234 3rd AVENUE NORTH WEDNESDAY at P.M. 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Mr who assumed the post after serving as direc- tor of the Warrendale branch ot Thistletown Regional Centre for Children near Toronto said the agency's main thrust is to solve problems before the damage is irrevocable. we are looking more closely at the preventive aspects of child abuse and the divided we are less anx- ious to take a child out of what might be a rectifiable he said. children's agencies broke up the family and then set about trying to solv the something that and still justifi- able in many he said. in the last 30 years or so it has become obvious that some children should be kept with their that es- trangement has bad effects on emotionally disturbed It's not enough to be concerned with such things as child abuse after it has hap- and the child is hospitalized with injuries inflicted by his charges only take the problem from one area of concern to another. Teaching the parent how to cope and deal with the problem is much more impor- he said. entre Village' CHARITY BAZAAR Nov. 15th-16th-17th-in the Mall Bake Sales Rummage Sales and Ticket Sales. Support your favorite group during the Charity Bazaar at Centre Village following groups are participating In the Charity Bazaar Sir feltlODE L.D.S. 5th Wiri QNtidib LjMbf1.lt AMtMr SwiM CM LMkbfi.ll 4-H liffht Hmi Qib VIVvVIMn eVMfvv Rtytl Pinto UIMri.fi LMNtt AixNiiry to UN Fin riiMtrs M_Mu_ fti.m rain inn ami rant- il-f CwtnJ I a4hkndM A litilylgi UBBVAM ftACttJv Lifts AnHta to MM MnMititiM UMiri fir Hw htMiciMM L.O.S. 6th Wiri HwMtN Jr. TnckoS Wo-hVU CM HNMMnMMI UTHT II vN Centre Village By GEORGE ji STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer The testing of school age children for hearing impairment in Lethbridge is adequate but more testing and diagnostic treatment must be carried out for says Bill special education for the public school board. 1 Without early a child could enter school with an undetected hearing loss. This loss can put the child at a lower level of learning than other children entering Grade 1. This initial disadvantage can affect the child's whole he says. a minimal loss can affect a child's ability to says Fred director of special education for the board. Mr. Lindgard. who works in the area of speech pathology and says there are some crude hearing tests for babies to discover the child's general hearing. are differences on this but some type of test is better than Mr. Lindgard adds. For school age hearing tests are carried out within the school system in grades one and four. The public school board carries out its own screen- ing for all students enter- ing Grade 1 and the local health unit tests all students in Grade 4. Dr. A. A. Byrne says the health unit also screens preschoolers about to enter Grade 1. Mr. Cartwright there should be an initial screening of a child it's one old or even four months child may never be able to overcome an initial deficit if his learning is im- paired before he enters although some ways could be found to compensate for the Mr. Cartwright says. The public school board's routine check consists of giving the children the initial test and following up with other tests for those whose hearing shows a loss. There is usully a five to ten per cent failure rate in the initial Mr. Lindgard says. Last year the failure rate rose to 19 per cent and this spring shot up to 29 per cent. Through contact with various' physicians the school board found it was a very bad season for allergies. There are various factors that can cause a hearing loss to appear on the he adds. There are chronic problems including tonsils and adenoids and seasonal problems such as the pollen hot dry and winds. The failure rate is now about three per Mr. Lindgard says. If a child's hearing shows a great loss his name is put on a list. If the child fails a done about three weeks his parents are notified and advised to consult a physician. Any children whose tests indicate a possible hearing loss are watched for any change in their educational progress. if the hearing minor or is temporary the teacher of the child is notified and preferential seating re- he says. Also for children in higher grades who would no longer have to undergo mandatory the onus is on the teacher to watch foe signs of hearing loss. The teacher can then suggest hearing tests for various Mr. Lindgard says. For extensive diagnostic facilities in Lethbridge are lacking. There should be an audiologist available for every adult who wants a hearing test. would be the ideal says Mr. Cartwright. people want hearing tests they can consult their family doctors and they could refer them to a Dr. Byrne says. The health unit will also provide tests if the public requested he adds. Many companies are also screening their employees more now than they did says Arthur safety supervisor .with the Lethbridge office of the workman's compen- sation board. Because of the higher claims for hearing impair- ment and concern for worker many in- dustries have implemented hearing he says. of a Mobile clinic planned Before 1976 the Elks club of Lethbridge hopes to have a mobile clinic in operation to check Southern Albertans for hearing an Elk's of- ficial says. George says the will be similar to one operating now in the northern part of the province. The northern spon- sored by the B.P.O. their auxiliary the Order of the Royal Purple and the Glenrose hospital in Ed- is fitted with sound rooms and technical equipment needed in the early diagnosis of hearing impaired people. is hoped through the development of a mobile clinical program such ser- vices will become available to children in all areas of Canada who are suspect to profound hear- ing loss and language plans for the program state. The Lethbridge Elks lodge recently contributed more than to the Elks Purple Cross Fund which is used for financing the national program for hearing loss detection. Since the Elks and their auxiliary have contributed more than million toward early detec- tion of hearing im- pairment. A KENNEDY TO WED WASHINGTON Kathleen oldest daughter of the late Senator Robert will marry David Lee at Holy Trinity Church Saturday. Miss Kennedy is a senior stu- dent at Radcliffe College Townsend is working for his doctorate in American history at Harvard. AVON CHRISTMAS SPECIALS Are On Nowl MANY V2 PRICE and LESS ITEMS Phone your representative or PHONE 328-7424 LONDON West- minster Princess Anne marries Capt. Mark is a 928 year old Church in which one of Anne's ancestors lost his head. Henry V died in 1422 and ac- cording to royal custom was buried in Westminster Abbey. In 1548 vandals stole the head and hands from the silver ef- figy above his tomb and the monarch stood mutilated until recrowned in polyester resin in 1971. Anne's wedding will be only the 10th royal marriage at the abbey in 873 years and the first since when Princess Alexandra of Kent married Angus businessman son of the Earl of Airlie. The first royal wedding recorded at Westminster was Nov. when Henry I of England took as his wife Princess daughter of Malcolm III of Scotland. Since royal burials have easily outnumbered imp- from the death of Edward the Confessor in 1066 to the death of George II in 1760. Prominent among them Johnson and the Unknown are also buried at the abbey and by Victorian times the multiplicity of tombs causing embarrassment. A royal commission set up in 1890 ruled that in futuret cremation must precede burial in the abbey. USED FOR CORONATIONS From William the Conquer- er onward every British sovereign but Edward V and Edward VIII has been crown- ed at Westminster. a Norman set the precedent by insisting he be crowned near the tomb of the Saxon Confessor King wishing .to crush suggestions he was not Edward's chosen successor. Westminster royal and exempt is unique among Britain's churches. By royal order it belongs to no church see and its dean is subject only to the sovereign. Of the little abbey church begun by Edward the Confessor in 1045 little now remains. Henry III rebuilt the abbey with its present Gothic web of flying buttresses in 1245. Severely damaged by bombs in the Second World the abbey is today threatened by corrosive pollution. Two thirds of its stonework it reported crumbling and million miflion it needed to preserve it. Of million million has been raised. Mark are cousins LONDON The fam- ily trees of Princess Anne and Capt. Mark her have been traced to a common obscure Welsh knight named Sir Wil- liam Griffith. the who's who of British says Sir Wil- liam's first marriage leads down the years to Anne and second to Mark. The young cou- ple are 13th cousins three times removed. Princess Anne and Phillips married in Westminster Abbey today. the 25-year-old son of a sausage magnate counts among his ancestors a coal a greengrocer and the inventor of the valve water an ancient lavatory. His aunt is Lady Katherine sister of the present Duke of Norfolk. The 23-year-old princess has links with most of Europe's royalty RESTING on their long way Monarch butterflies gather on a shaded branch outside Wi dur- ing their migration from Canada. 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