ERIC Number: ED224996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Sex Fair Knowledge, Attitudes & Behaviors of Vocational Educators: A Research Report.
Farris, Charlotte J.
A study examined the sex-fair knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of vocational educators who attended a credit inservice course on sex equity that was given in various locations throughout New York State. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the course, researchers used three survey instruments to collect initial data on the knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of the course participants at the beginning of the course and to determine whether the course had any impact upon these three areas 6 months after the educators completed the work. To identify any such changes, researchers compared data from pre-course knowledge and attitude measures administered to 673 course participants to data from a post-course attitude measures completed by 401 course participants and from data on student checklists that were administered to high school classes taught by those attending the inservice course. Analysis of these data revealed a high correlation between the sex of vocational teachers within subject matter areas and their attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors with respect to sex fairness. However, data did point to significant positive changes in the knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of course completers of both sexes. Recommendations included a call for presenting sex equity information in terms of human rather than single-sex issues. (MN)
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Vocational Education Teachers
Project MOVE, SUNY College of Technology, Utica, NY 13502 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Utica. Dept. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Identifiers: New York; Teacher Knowledge