ERIC Number: ED237630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Creative Options for Children of the Eighties. Reducing Stereotyping in Career Education K-6. A Manual to Assist the Classroom Teacher.
Wright, Jeannie; And Others
This idea book is an activity guide prepared for teachers of grades K-6. The activities are designed to assist elementary teachers in providing students with a greater awareness and understanding of how bias and stereotyping affect career choice. Since most biased and stereotypic behaviors are learned during early childhood, activities are aimed at combatting this problem. Section 1 contains specific goal statements for each grade level, with appropriate activities. Activities are coded as either "brief" (requiring 15-25 minutes) or "extended" (requiring several 20-minute lessons throughout the week). Information given for each activity includes materials needed, procedures, related activities, and suggestions for subjects into which the activity could be infused. The concepts of the activities are presented in a logical sequence. Some of the activities include family circles, cleaning, pantomime of jobs, spin a web, people's choice, career pockets, colonial coins, assembly line production, lifestyle surveys, and mock jobs. The second section of the guide contains transparency masters keyed to the activities, lists of job clusters, job titles, sources of information on handicapped persons, a bibliography, and bulletin board ideas. (KC)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Exceptional Persons, Learning Activities, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Information, Role Perception, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Stereotypes, Student Attitudes, Transparencies
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Office of Career Education.
Authoring Institution: Maine School Administrative District 15, Gray.