ERIC Number: ED114426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Final Evaluation Report on Title III ESEA Project "Eliminating Sex Bias in Education" 1974-1975 for Special School District No. 1, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The goal of this project was to eliminate sex bias in education through the development of student and teacher awareness of sex bias. Four objectives were developed for the first year project: (1) the development and implementation of nonsexist curriculum in grades 4-12, (2) the development of teachers' and librarians' awareness of sexism in learning materials, (3) the development of dissemination materials and a resource center of nonsexist learning materials, and (4) the measurement of student awareness of sex bias. To meet these objectives, the project developed three elementary nonsexist units of instruction and 19 secondary nonsexist lessons which were taught in Minneapolis public and parochial schools, conducted inservice training for teachers and librarians, created a resource center of nonsexist learning materials, and developed criterion-referenced test items to measure student awareness of sex bias. Evaluation involved the monitoring of the development and administration of instruments to measure student and teacher ratings of the lessons and the validation of each lesson by two curriculum experts: inservice training sessions were evaluated by means of participant responses to surveys developed by the evaluator. The progress toward the development of the resource center was monitored, and the results of the criterion referenced testing were analyzed, item difficulties, item discrimination and test reliabilities computed. Findings indicate that the project was successful overall in meeting its objectives. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Courses, Criterion Referenced Tests, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Data Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Resources Centers, Librarians, Parochial Schools, Perception, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Sex Discrimination, Student Attitudes, Students, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota (Minneapolis)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III