ERIC Number: ED128236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Planning for Free Lives: Curriculum Materials for Combatting Sex Stereotyping in Home Economics, Family Living, and Career Awareness Courses.
Feminists Northwest, Seattle, WA.
Classroom activities for high-school students in home economics are provided. Designed to help male and female students gain home management skills without the usual limits of traditional sex-role stereotyping, the activities aim at assisting members of both sexes realize their potential as independent, thoughtful, cooperative, and assertive beings. Sample activities include instruction in cooking, sewing, family living, child care, and career awareness. Each of the activities presents instructions to the teacher; materials such as charts, lists, and questions which the students will need to carry out the activity; and suggestions for following up the original activity at a later date. Social inhibitions about home economics skills are discussed. For example, the authors suggest that if males feel inhibited about learning to sew, they might be encouraged by sewing something relevant to their present lives, such as a backpack. A bibliography of resource materials lists films, kits, slide shows, tapes, books, articles, and pamphlets. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Child Development, Class Activities, Curriculum, Daily Living Skills, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Family Life Education, Foods Instruction, Home Economics Education, Home Economics Skills, Home Management, Individual Needs, Instructional Materials, Life Style, Secondary Education, Sewing Instruction, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes
Feminists Northwest, 5038 Nicklas Place NE, Seattle, Washington 98105 ($3.00 paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Feminists Northwest, Seattle, WA.
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