ERIC Number: ED223145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug-23
Reference Count: 0
Educational Strategies for Learning to Learn from Role Models.
The way that socialization, via role modeling, can be enhanced in professional education is discussed, and 10 class assignments are used to illustrate teaching methods for enhancing role modeling, based on a course on women in administration at The University of Texas at Austin. Among the objectives of the course assignments are the following: to provide students access to female role models who represent high levels of achievement in work settings; to enhance knowledge of socialization structure operative in work settings; and to convey a philosophy of role modeling as a framework for role learning (i.e., democratic role modeling versus a paternalistic/maternalistic framework). The 10 assignments place particular emphasis on establishing female/female role modeling relationships in professional, educational, and work settings. The following materials for the assignments are presented: family history questionnaire, a group task assignment involving the identification of 10 mistakes parents make that have detrimental effects on their daughters; information on resume writing; case vignettes illustrating organizational politics; a job evaluation form to be administered to a high ranking woman in an organization; questions to present to all-male and all-female panels recording their careers; a list of some types of role conflicts related to life styles; instructions for developing a new organizational design using "management by objectives" concepts; forms for gathering organizational histories as viewed by two employees of an organization; and a guide to a field assignment which involves matching a student with a role model, or woman presently in an administrative role, and allowing the student to interview and observe the role model. An outline of course content is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Business Administration Education, Careers, Case Studies, Course Content, Family Influence, Females, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Job Search Methods, Mentors, Modeling (Psychology), Organizational Climate, Power Structure, Professional Education, Questionnaires, Role Conflict, Role Models, Socialization, Teaching Methods
School of Social Work, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Washington, DC, August 23-27, 1982).