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ERIC Number: ED055294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun-1
Pages: 23
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Reference Count: 0
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Equal Opportunity -- and You.
Lutes, Carol
The author suggests alternatives to chip away at occupational traditionalism and vestigal hang-ups shared by men and women about women in the world of work, and which encourage the development of programs to ensure that equal opportunity will be a reality. Background statistics are presented which indicate that women are increasingly entering the world of work, but are increasingly concentrated in the relatively less skilled, less rewarded, and less rewarding fields of work. Restrictive hiring practices and subtle forms of discrimination which still persist based on old myths about women's capacities, performances, their work life expectancy, and their absence rates are cited. Several ideas are recommended for counselors. Among these are: special careers' nights for girls and their parents to broaden the perspectives of both on their work horizons; more and better occupational information designed to erode the stereotypes and encourage a wide range of occupational choice; stimulate early interest in developing individuality of girls; use of parent conferences to help parents understand changing roles and changing choices in the career decisions of girls; and use of co-educational group counseling sessions to explore attitudes and expectancies. (MA)
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Authoring Institution: Public Service Commission of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada
Note: Paper presented at Canadian Guidance and Counselling Association Convention, Toronto, May 30 - June 2, 1971