ERIC Number: ED239773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Beginning Equal: A Manual about Nonsexist Childrearing for Infants and Toddlers.
Froschl, Merle, Comp.; Sprung, Barbara, Comp.
An outgrowth of Project Beginning Equal, this manual was compiled to help adults understand and address issues of sex-role stereotyping that affect children during the crucial first 3 years of life. Sections of the guide are devoted to (1) an overview of the issues in nonsexist childrearing, (2) the history of Project Beginning Equal, (3) advice on using the manual, (4) formats for workshops designed to promote awareness of the issues, (5) reproducible resource materials (provided in both English and Spanish), (6) evaluation tools (in English and Spanish), (7) reference materials, and (8) notes on contributors. Workshop formats, extensively explored, include a workshop series involving four sessions: Exploring One's Sex-Role Attitude, Sex-Role Socialization--Adult Interaction with Infants and Toddlers, Identifying Conflicts and Developing Strategies for Change, Analyzing Toys for Sex and Race Stereotyping, and Follow-up--Continuing to Address Issues of Sex Roles and Young Children. Additional workshops involve a 1-day institute and an overview session. Reproducible materials include definitions and facts about sexism, observation forms, and resource information about toys and books. Reference materials include an annotated list of materials for infant child-care centers and guidelines for choosing books and toys for children. Finally, a statement on homosexuality is given, and research articles for background reading are offered. (BJD)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Child Rearing, Childhood Needs, Infants, Preschool Education, Resource Materials, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Workshops
Women's Action Alliance, 370 Lexington Avenue, Room 603, New York, NY 10017 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York Community Trust, NY.
Authoring Institution: Women's Action Alliance, Inc., New York, NY.; Pre-School Association, Inc., New York, NY.