ERIC Number: ED344072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Are Students Treated Differently and Sexual Harassment--Seminar for Vocational Teachers. Elimination of Sex Bias/Sex Stereotyping Project. Final Report.
Louisville Univ., KY. School of Education.
The University of Louisville conducted a study to determine participants' knowledge of what constitutes sex bias and their ability to recognize situations in which biased behavior is exhibited. The University's Department of Occupational Education sponsored a 10-hour workshop to train vocational educators in methods of incorporating sex fair teaching practices into the classroom and make them aware of the significance of the issue. A total of 114 persons--vocational educators, counselors, supervisors, and administrators--participated in the seminar and responded to the questionnaire. The first 6 hours of instruction addressed bias in adult communication and the curriculum. Information on bias in the classroom was presented through lecture, role playing, videotapes, and interaction. The second 4-hour block of instruction concerned sexual harassment. The multimedia presentation involved considerable audience interaction. A pretest consisted of 18 questions testing attitudes about sex bias and harassment on a Likert-type scale and 15 questions rating responses to situations with alternative solutions that participants labeled "discriminatory,""biased,""sex fair," or "sex affirmative." A posttest given at the conclusion of the seminar assessed learning. A 3-month follow-up posttest mailed to participants had a 79.82 percent return rate (n=91). Results showed that learning had occurred and continued to be reinforced after the seminar. (Appendixes include two data tables, a list of 15 references, and instruments.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Classroom Techniques, Inservice Teacher Education, Postsecondary Education, Pretests Posttests, Secondary Education, Seminars, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Sexual Harassment, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Louisville Univ., KY. School of Education.
Identifiers: University of Louisville KY