ERIC Number: ED201758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Reduction of Sex Stereotyping in Vocational Education Programs. Final Report, July 1, 1979-June 30, 1980.
Becker, William J.; Cole, Jacquelyn M.
The purpose of this study was to determine which activities conducted in Florida secondary schools may have contributed to the reduction of sex stereotyping in selected vocational programs. Twenty-one secondary schools that appeared to have been the most succesful in achieving nontraditional enrollments and the 21 schools in the state reflecting the lowest nontraditional enrollment patterns were selected for study. Person-to-person interviews were conducted separately with principals, counselors, teachers, and students in each school. In addition, assessment forms were completed to determine the frequency with which the identified schools engaged in specific activities related to the reduction of sex stereotyping. Six activities received the highest percentage of yes responses from the schools identified as most successful in reducing sex stereotyping: (1) textbooks and teaching materials revised to eliminate sex bias, (2) student handbook revised to eliminate sex bias, (3) facilities adapted to both sexes, (4) vocational student organizations considered to be an important part of curriculum, (5) course recruitment, and (6) unbiased teaching. (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville.