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7. Imagery of what older people are like

True or False: In terms of the photographs, story books, and exhibits that portray images of older adults at the early childhood center, a simple, unified message about what older people are like, such as in presenting them only in roles traditionally associated with old age is important.
  • True
  • False

 

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Answer:

False. Attributing traditional characteristics to elders in such a way that all older adults appear to have similar personalities, attitudes, and skills is a form of stereotyping.

For more information on avoiding sterotyping in your curriculum, see pages 19-21 of the guidebook.