ERIC Number: ED230780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Research Project on Occupational Knowledge and Sex-Role Stereotyping of Limited English-Proficiency Students. Final Report 1981-82.
Bound Brook Board of Education, NJ.
A research project focused on the development and use of sex-fair occupational knowledge materials with a sample of limited English-proficient students. First, researchers examined existing instructional materials from vocational education sources in order to identify materials that are written on a level appropriate for limited English-proficient students and that are free of sex-role stereotypes. During the second phase of the project, 23 adult students who were attending a Comprehensive Employment and Training Act sponsored English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program in South Bound Brook, New Jersey were given basic career education instruction. The treatment group was taught using materials identified as sex-fair during the first phase of the study. Each subject was given a pretest and a posttest to determine his or her awareness of job titles and training involved as well as attitudes as to whether the job could be performed by either a man or a woman. Because members of the treatment group increased their scores by a fairly wide margin on the occupational and sex bias test, it would appear that the instruction did have an effect. Other factors that seemed to be associated with increased occupational knowledge and bias-free attitudes were level of education obtained and geographic location of the student's native country. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Bound Brook Board of Education, NJ.
Identifiers: New Jersey