Bibliography: Misinformation (page 17 of 30)

This annotated bibliography is compiled and customized for the Alternative Facts website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Ruth Andrea Levinson, Patricia Goodson, Elizabeth Edmundson, Leroy G. Baruth, Journal of Aerospace Education, John E. Smelcer, Bonnie Devet, Linus Pauling, Harvard McLean, and Bonnie Bullough.

Rodgers, Harrell R., Jr.; Berman, Diane (1980). Linking Civics and Citizenship, Social Studies. Examines conditions leading to student misinformation and alienation in the teaching of the American political system at the secondary school level. Describes textbooks as idealizing the system and presenting blatant propaganda, dreary descriptions, and sugar-coated politics. Outlines curriculum goals to provide students with a positive but realistic image of the political system. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs

Devet, Bonnie (1995). Using Index Cards to Introduce a Subject, College Teaching. A technique for provoking thought and discussion about a new subject in the college classroom involves having each student write facts they know about the subject on an index card, then reading cards at random to begin discussion. Content of the cards reveals significant concepts, concerns, and misinformation helpful in approaching the topic. Descriptors: Brainstorming, Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques

Braun, Joseph A., Jr. (1997). Past, Possibilities, and Potholes on the Information Superhighway, Social Education. Examines the World Wide Web as a curriculum resource and teaching tool. Finds much to recommend in the system's access to electronic databases, publications, listservs, newsgroups, and e-mail. Abuses and deficiencies include misinformation, lack of access to computers, and very few tools for assessment. Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination

Soifer, Steven (1991). Infusing Content about Jews and about Anti-Semitism into the Curricula, Journal of Social Work Education. Jewish history and the dynamics of anti-Semitism should be incorporated into social work curricula, and students should explore their own ethnic identities and religious backgrounds. This self-exploration enables them to be open to new information and aware of misinformation. Role playing can help students practice responses to incidents of bias. Descriptors: Anti Semitism, College Curriculum, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Ethnicity

Levinson, Ruth Andrea (1995). Reproductive and Contraceptive Knowledge, Contraceptive Self-Efficacy, and Contraceptive Behavior among Teenage Women, Adolescence. Investigates the relationships among teenage women's Contraceptive Self-Efficacy (CSE), reproductive and contraceptive knowledge (RCK), and contraceptive behavior. No significant relationships existed between RCK and behavior. However, CSE explained variance in RCK, while other measures uncovered common areas of misinformation that influence contraceptive and prophylactic use. Educational interventions are recommended. Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior, Condoms, Contraception

Goodson, Patricia; Edmundson, Elizabeth (1994). The Problematic Promotion of Abstinence: An Overview of Sex Respect, Journal of School Health. Presents the results of a content evaluation of the abstinence-based sexuality education curriculum, "Sex Respect," focusing on the curriculum's message and presentation. Results indicate Sex Respect omits basic content and includes misinformation, especially in the areas of human sexual response and reproductive health, and needs revision. Descriptors: Content Analysis, Health Behavior, Health Education, Health Materials

De Gennaro, Richard (1985). Integrated Online Library Systems: Perspectives, Perceptions, and Practicalities, Library Journal. Discussion of information and misinformation about integrated online library systems highlights capabilities and functions that should be offered by an integrated system, practicalities of purchasing a system, visions versus reality, library versus information automation, origins of integrated online systems in the 1960s and 1970s, and future developments. Descriptors: Information Systems, Library Automation, Online Systems, Purchasing

Bullough, Bonnie; Bullough, Vern L. (1975). Sex Discrimination in Health Care, Nursing Outlook. Sex discrimination in the health field results not only in inequities in roles and salaries for women, but inhibits healthy and fruitful relations between members of the health disciplines to the detriment of good patient care, affects decision making, and perpetuates misinformation about women's psychic and physiological processes. Descriptors: Bias, Health Services, Periodicals, Program Effectiveness

Smelcer, John E. (1996). Teaching Native American Literature: Dispelling Stereotypes, Exercise Exchange. Presents a bibliography of reading materials, fiction, and poetry, that may be used in language arts classes to dispel some of the misinformation about Native Americans. Provides a list of some of the elements that could be included in an educational unit on Native Americans. Descriptors: American Indian Literature, American Indians, Ethnocentrism, Fiction

Greer, R. Douglas (1983). Contigencies of the Science and Technology of Teaching and Prebehavioristic Research Practices in Education, Educational Researcher. Describes behavior analysis as a radical approach for solving educational research problems that prebehavioristic social science has not solved; compares the methodology and assumptions of behavior analysis and conventional social science research; and suggests that misinformation has resulted in an irrational bias against behaviorism among educational researchers. Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavioral Science Research, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques

Baruth, Leroy G.; Jones, Michael David (1975). Initiating Child Study Groups for Parents, School Counselor. Many parents have difficulty with their children primarily because they either lack information or have misinformation as to how to rear their children. This article describes child study groups designed to provide information parents need to develop a constructive relationship with their children. Descriptors: Child Rearing, Family Counseling, Group Counseling, Group Discussion

Pauling, Linus (1983). Throwing the Book at Elementary Chemistry, Science Teacher. Several examples of misinformation and advanced topics included in current chemistry textbooks are provided. Suggests that since these books tend to be too long, too advanced, and too heavy, revisions should be shorter and less costly, with confusing aspects of chemistry (such as molecular-orbital theory) left out completely. Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, High Schools, Higher Education

McLean, Harvard (1979). Betsy Ross Can Be Dangerous, Social Studies. Annotates seven popular American cultural myths and explains how historical myths can serve as vehicles of misinformation in the social studies classroom. Presents tips to teachers on how to teach history in an open and honest manner without glamorizing historical figures. Descriptors: American Culture, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Educational Problems

Orwin, Robert G.; Cordray, David S. (1985). Effects of Deficient Reporting on Meta-Analysis: A Conceptual Framework and Reanalysis, Psychological Bulletin. Identifies three sources of reporting deficiency for meta-analytic results: quality (adequacy) of publicizing; quality of macrolevel reporting, and quality of microlevel reporting. Reanalysis of 25 reports from the Smith, Glass and Miller (1980) psychotherapy meta-analysis established two sources of misinformation, interrater reliabilities and confidence judgments. Descriptors: Confidence Testing, Interrater Reliability, Meta Analysis, Psychotherapy

Journal of Aerospace Education (1974). Telling It Like It Is. Condenses two surveys conducted on known community college aviation programs to establish meaningful guidelines for program development or improvement. Data indicate that effective programs have similar basic characteristics although methods of operation vary. Poor programs are not uncommon and the two major problem areas are weak leadership, misunderstandings and misinformation. Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Aerospace Technology, Educational Research, Higher Education

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