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ERIC Number: ED120630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep-1
Pages: 11
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Women in Illustrations or Society Is Myopic. Sex Stereotyping in Illustrations in Career Materials.
Vetter, Louise
This paper investigates how well today's career materials represent women workers in illustrations. The specific populations reported on in this paper, from which two samples were selected, were: (1) the student materials (N=1091) listed in the Vocational Guidance Quarterly (VGC) "Current Career Literature" bibliographies from 1970 through 1973, and (2) the high school level career education materials (N=168) listed in the two bibliographies prepared by the VT ERIC Clearinghouse. Specific materials were selected from the bibliographies and an instrument to assess the materials was developed, pilot-tested, revised and used. Variables assessing the illustrations included: (1) number of men and women; (2) environmental setting (indoor-outdoor); (3) observable interaction between people illustrated; (4) minority group; (5) minority group by sex; (6) occupations by sex; and (7) occupations by minority group. Results indicate that the current status of women in careers is not adequately represented in career materials. (Author/HMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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