ERIC Number: ED126583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Diagnosing Sex-Role Stereotyping in SEA.
In response to a request from the Southeast Council, the Southeast Alternatives (SEA) Internal Evaluation Team undertook a study to provide information about sex-role stereotyping in Southeast Alternatives schools. The questionnaire had ten questions that asked such things as if stereotyping occurred, where it occurred, what would be the best means of handling it, how important was the issue, what were the most important influences of stereotyping, and what school activities should be divided according to sex. The report is in three sections. Section 1 reports the results; section 2 analyzes the instrument; and section 3 presents an analysis of the data. The results indicate that the great majority of the staff of the SEA do not think that the school has as much influence over the development of children's sex-role identity as the home. The most likely place to find sex-role stereotyping in the schools is in instructional materials. Workshops and the purchase of new materials headed the list of ways for dealing with sex-role stereotyping. With the exception of two areas--physical activities and sexual matters--the staffs clearly believed that classes and activities should not be divided according to sex. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Southeast Alternatives Program.