ERIC Number: ED220258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Potpourri of Issues Relevant to Rural and Minority Women in the Southwest.
Amodeo, Luiza B.; And Others
Focusing on issues and concerns pertaining to teaching and counseling rural women and minority women living in rural environments, the four papers aim to promote a better understanding and more realistic picture of conditions affecting rural/minority women. "Factors Influencing Educational and Occupational Choices of Rural/Minority Women" briefly explores historical and contemporary factors influencing educational and occupational choices of rural/minority females and presents possible approaches for amelioration of the current situation. In "Educational and Career Goals of Rural Women," common problems faced by rural women are briefly discussed: a conservative orientation toward sex roles and appropriate lifestyles; a conflict between the traditional demands of rural culture and contemporary pressure to enter the labor force; lack of skills to qualify for better jobs; and low aspirations and expectations. "A Teaching Style Profile of Women in Rural Schools of New Mexico" describes a 1980-81 pilot study on the teaching style of 50 rural female teachers in New Mexico. The last paper, "Pictorials in Social Studies Textbooks: Perpetuating Sexism and Racism," reports a study which measured whether increasing social attention to racial and sexual biases contained in textbooks influenced the content of text and books used in four school districts with bilingual/bicultural programs. (NQA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Mexico; Rural Women
Note: Symposium presented at the Southwest Educational Research Association Conference (Dallas, TX, January 29-31, 1981).