ERIC Number: ED186049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul-20
Reference Count: 0
Identification and Elimination of Sex Stereotyping and Sex Bias in Vocational Guidance and Counseling at Piedmont Virginia Community College: Annual Report.
Tulloch, Jacquelyn B.
The OPTIONS Project was undertaken at Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) to identify and eliminate sex stereotyping in vocational guidance. As part of this effort, a series of workshops was held that resulted in a heightened sensitivity, on the part of counselors, to sex stereotyping and greater awareness of the problem in the college at large. Another component of the project resulted in the evaluation of career resource materials at the career library and the development of a procedure for assessing new materials as they are added to the collection. Additionally, the project sought to investigate the causes of math anxiety and explore ways of eliminating it. Efforts in this area included a one-day workshop and two seminars for counselors and instructional staff that focused on reducing math anxiety, as well as the piloting of an open math lab and the development of support materials. Finally, in order to achieve objectives related to the planning and implementation of programs and the development of materials responding to the needs of PVCC women, visits were made to model programs at other colleges, four seminars on sex bias and stereotyping were conducted for students, and career materials designed for women were purchased. The project report is appended by materials related to project activities, including questionnaires, survey results, descriptive materials, and time-tables. (AYC)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Career Guidance, Community Colleges, Counselor Training, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Females, Inservice Education, Learning Laboratories, Mathematics Anxiety, Nontraditional Occupations, Questionnaires, Resource Materials, Seminars, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Two Year Colleges, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA.
Note: Appendices E, F, H, and K were deleted due to irreproducibility