ERIC Number: ED072175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Women in the Work Force: Development and Field Testing of Curriculum Materials. Final Report.
Vetter, Louise; Sethney, Barbara J.
To aid girls in considering future alternatives and making plans for labor force participation and adult female roles, curriculum materials and associated measures of knowledge, attitudes, and plans were developed and pilot tested with 100 girls in Grades 7, 9, and 11. Materials and measures were revised on the basis of pilot test data, including evaluative comments from participating teachers and students and were then submitted to experimental evaluation with 32 Grade 7, 9 and 11 students enrolled in home economics classes. Major conclusions concerning the effects of the unit were: (1) Students gained information about the world of work and about women's roles in employment, (2) Students' attitudes changed in the direction of more acceptance of the challenges of employment and more acceptance of employment after marriage, (3) Students showed no significant change in choices of occupation, and (4) Students indicated more plans to work after children begin school and after children are grown. Recommendations for uses of the unit are included, and the study questionnaire, instructions, and data tables are appended. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.