ERIC Number: ED198060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Project Awareness: A Multi-State Leadership Project Addressing Sex Discrimination Issues in Education. A Training Program.
Adelberger, Audra; And Others
This report describes a training program designed to increase educators' awareness of sex bias and its consequences in education. A major objective of the program is to suggest strategies for increasing educational opportunities for girls and women. The training program was part of a two-year project undertaken by seven state education agencies (California, Alaska, Montana, Nevada, Washington, Idaho, and Oregon) to eliminate sex bias in education. The document is presented in three major sections. In Section I, seven workshops are described. Topics are awareness and damaging effects of sex discrimination, laws and assessment, strategies for ending sex discrimination in schools, curriculum development, sexist language, and defensive communication. The workshops require a total of 18 hours of training and can be presented either together or separately over a period of several weeks. For each workshop, information is presented on time, purpose, materials and equipment, room arrangement, advance preparation, overview, background for facilitators, discussion topics and questions, interpreting and reacting, and helping participants draft a group report. Handouts, references, definitions, and role-play scenarios are also included. Participants are involved in a variety of activities including analyzing and discussing selected readings, role playing, focusing on sexist advertising, identifying sex bias in various situations, and studying traditional sex roles. Section II presents a list of sex bias, equality, and awareness resources. The final section offers evaluation materials, including feedback sheets and tests. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Feminists Northwest, Seattle, WA.
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