ERIC Number: ED225917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Expanding Roles Through Family Life Education: Simulation Strategies on Equity Principles.
Martin, Ruth E.; Mullis, Ann K.
Eight activities are designed to help high school students learn about equal education and employment opportunities and expand their life roles. Introducing the unit are a knowledge quiz, which helps students analyze their attitudes about work, family, and sex stereotyping, and a work force quiz, which helps them increase their awareness of the importance of women in the work force. In another activity, in which female students respond to a "Cinderella" story and male students to a "Prince Charming" story, their awareness of stereotyped role expectations is enhanced. In determining household responsibilities in the fourth activity, students assign bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, and living room chores to either one or both sexes. An "I Can Do Anything" worksheet lists occupations for students to label as appropriate for either male or female. Students also analyze a typical lifetime in terms of time devoted to education and work. An analysis of alternative lifestyles features scenarios in which divorced working parents contemplate joint custody, a long-married couple considers having children, and a spouse's elderly mother can no longer care for herself. The final activity is a teacher checklist to determine the extent of sex equity in the classroom and in textbooks. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Washington, DC, October 13-16, 1982).