ERIC Number: ED192215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-2
Reference Count: 0
A Guidance Program to Increase Sexism and Racism Awareness among High School Students and Staff.
Chapter 622 refers to a Commonwealth of Massachusetts law enacted in 1971 which guarantees access to all public schools and public school programs without regard to race, color, sex, religion, or national origin. Despite the literal compliance with Chapter 622 by the Amherst Regional Schools, Third World and/or female students continued to make self-limiting choices in both academic and extracurricular school programs. An inservice guidance curriculum was developed to train students themselves to become primary implementors of the Chapter 622 regulations by actively involving them in diagnosing and counteracting racial and/or sex role stereotypic inequities. Past-course evaluations revealed significant increases in knowledge about Chapter 622 regulations, awareness of sexist and racist situations, and the ability to observe instances of sex role stereotyping and racism in their own curricular and extra-curricular school activities. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Las Vegas, NV, April 2-5, 1979).