ERIC Number: ED128263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative View of the Roles of Women. Experimental Unit, Revised Edition.
Miller, Barbara; Johnson, Jacquelyn
This unit explores the roles of women today and the possible effects of social, political, and economic equality for women on students' personal lives, the nation, and the world. Thirteen activities are designed to help secondary students develop an understanding of the status of women in U.S. society as compared with other cultures. These activities show how toys and books promote sex stereotyping for children, and how advertising and merchandising techniques promote images of the housewife versus the working man. Students are encouraged to ask grandparents about their life-styles, compared with current styles. Readings and statistical charts show how women's legal rights and literacy vary among countries. Nine additional activities focus on women as significant factors in the world population. Activities include readings which illustrate the childbearing attitudes of women as the result of social pressures. For instance, career opportunities in the United States encourage women to have few children, but in developing countries large families are regarded as economic assets. In view of differing social roles of women in various countries, students assess their opinions about population control. (AV)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Employed Women, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Experimental Programs, Family Planning, Females, Global Approach, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Opportunities, Population Education, Secondary Education, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Social Influences, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.
Note: Pages 30-31, 39, and 43 of the original document are copyrighted and therefore not available. they are not included in the pagination; For related documents, see SO 009 379-385