ERIC Number: ED204470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Using Educational Equity Resources: A Program Design Based on a Needs Assessment.
Schubert, Jane G.
This paper describes the procedures and results of a needs assessment study on sex equity conducted in Tucson, Arizona. The findings of this assessment, provided one basis for the selection of sex equity resources to be used in a national demonstration project. Procedures reviewed include: (1) analysis of archival data; (2) analysis of critical incidents; and (3) analysis of student responses. The analysis of archival data covered enrollment balance and imbalance, academic achievement, faculty composition, reports on student satisfaction and dissatisfaction with school programs; and (4) reports on student interests and aspirations. The critical incidents analysis focused on school and community members' attitudes regarding sex equity. The analysis of student responses collected information on student attitudes toward sex roles. Evidence was found of: (1) under-representation of women in academic and vocational courses that serve as prerequisites to well paying jobs; (2) persistent stereotypic role perceptions; (3) perceptions among high school women of inequities in athletic opportunities and other aspects of the school program; and (4) reluctance of women students to enroll in nontraditional courses. (APM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers: Arizona (Tucson)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, 1981). Some tables may be marginally legible due to reproduction quality of original document.