ERIC Number: ED167782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Secondary Students' Views on Occupational Sex Stereotyping and Sex Equity Resources for Vocational Educators and Counselors. A Project Report and Bibliography. Information Series No. 8.
Richards, Diane S.; Brooks, JoAnn
This report identifies the degree to which high school students consider choosing nontraditional occupations, if youths are aware of sex stereotypic influences, and what strategies they would offer to promote educational equity. Chapter 1 reviews the literature and defines the problem and objectives. Chapter 2, on procedures, describes the sample, interview techniques, and qualitative analysis. Chapter 3 reports the students' occupational choice, influences on occupational choice, rejection of nontraditional occupations, sex stereotyping influences, and strategies for counteracting sex stereotyping. Some findings are that 80% planned to enter occupations traditional to their sex, that five factors were primary career plan influences, and that students had suggestions for counteracting these influences and achieving occupational sex equity. Chapter 4 reports the study's conclusions that awareness is not reflected in most occupational choices; among students choosing nontraditional occupations there are more females than males; most choices require at least a four-year college degree; and class experience is the most influential factor in nontraditional occupational choice. The annotated bibliography for educators/counselors provides resources on sex bias in education/work; strategies to achieve sex equity; sex fair materials; inservice training to promote sex equity; assistance for returning women students; and resources for sex fair education. (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Career Choice, Change Strategies, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Interviews, Justice, Males, Occupational Aspiration, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Student Attitudes, Vocational Education, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: New Educational Directions, Crawfordsville, IN.; Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Vocational Education Information Services.
Note: Vocational Education and Information Services, Indiana University Library, W501, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 ($2.00 prepaid; single copies free to Indiana residents)