ERIC Number: ED109563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of the Women's Rights Movement on Sexist Education and Its Implications for Vocational-Technical and Career Education.
Willers, Jack C.
The women's rights movement has brought American education to a crucial point of testing. Will the schools remain passive agents of social control or can they actively prepare those who seek self-direction? The speaker, professor of history and philosophy of education, George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, Tennessee, discusses two issues which must be remembered. First, the schools need to be willing and able to allow, if not encourage, the identification of alternative routes to femininity. A second matter to be clarified is that the active role of the school is not to redefine the social roles of women for them, but to enable and encourage young girls and women to reconceptualize the possible meanings of their own femininity in sexual, career, and self-identity terms. Finally, the author discusses these issues and their implications for vocational-technical and career education. (Author/PC)
Descriptors: Career Education, Equal Education, Females, Feminism, School Role, Sex Discrimination, Sex Stereotypes, Social Change, Speeches
Not available separately; See CG 009 968
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Educational Systems Development.; North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Center for Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Technical Education Research Center, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the Regional Seminar/Workshop on Women in the World of Work (Las Vegas, Nevada, January 27-28, 1974)