Ageism: Readings and Resources

Sharon Raz

Ageism is the stereotyping and discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of their age. Ageism can take many forms, including prejudicial attitudes, discriminatory practices, or institutional policies and practices that perpetuate stereotypical beliefs (WHO). Below you can find resources about ageism that can assist you in facilitating relevant discussions in class:

First, you can find a discussion about ageism in part 2 of Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (2016):

  • Chapter 10 (pages 339-368) focuses on youth oppression and elder oppression.

The following resources offer more information about ageism and age discrimination and how to fight them:


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