ERIC Number: ED171929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Directions for Equal Access to Vocational Education.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Vocational Education.
Intended for use by SEAs and LEAs in the development of programs designed to address sex bias in vocational education, this booklet (which covers elementary to secondary education) provides strategies and evaluative procedures for problems or needs identified as resulting from sex bias and sex-role stereotyping. The thirty-one potential problem areas listed are adapted from 1978 Local Applications for Vocational Education. The strategies for eliminating sex bias (which are also for the most part adapted from the 1978 Local Applications) include the following: (1) conduct a study to determine problem areas and a meeting to explain the study's results; (2) develop a plan to help eliminate sex bias; (3) educate teachers, counselors, and administrators about PL 94-482 and Title IX and change their attitudes towards sex stereotyping; (4) distribute information to foster attitudinal change; (5) promote enrollment of both male and female students in all programs by the use of guest speakers, recruitment programs, and promotional activities; (6) screen textbooks and library books for sex bias; (7) review curriculum content for necessary revisions; (8) provide bibliographies and bulletin board displays; and (9) request state funds for research and program development. Sixteen evaluative procedures are provided to determine the effectiveness of the strategies in reducing bias. They include pre- and post-tests, student surveys, teacher and counselor feedback, review of curriculum content, and interviews with teachers and counselors. (ELG)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Vocational Education.