ERIC Number: ED162088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Equal Vocational Opportunity.
Designed to help vocational instructors recognize sexist and non-sexist behavior, this learning module includes a rationale, objectives, prerequisite tests for each of the four sections, and a posttest. Section I discusses male/female participation in the labor force, female/male enrollments in vocational education, and the relationship between areas for which students are training and occupations in which men and women are employed. Section II summarizes the major legislation which aims for equal opportunity for female/male students and men/women employees in vocational education. Section III differentiates between behavior which is discriminatory, sex biased, sex fair, and sex affirmative. Section IV suggests strategies the instructor can use to promote sex equity. This last section includes a checklist of sex-fair teaching behaviors and a values questionnaire for students, suggests providing time for students to discuss the advantages of being female or male in America, provides information on the changing occupational roles of men and women, suggests how to use biased and stereotyped textbooks, and gives guidelines for evaluating textbooks formerly for one sex. The appendix provides further discussion on legislation which addresses equal opportunity in education and employment. (LMS)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Discriminatory Legislation, Educational Legislation, Employment Statistics, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Learning Modules, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Statistical Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Identifiers: Education Amendments 1976 Title II; Title IX Education Amendments 1972
Note: Not available in hard copy due to reproducibility problems