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ERIC Number: ED130015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Pages: 13
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Occupational Stereotyping. The Mandate-Condition-Need.
Woal, S. Theodore
A review of the present situation of occupational stereotyping introducing this document suggests that the legal mandate and implementation on the federal, state, and local levels apparently have not been followed by establishments serving the educational field, nor by educational institutions themselves. From a discussion of studies done on sex-role stereotyping in the schools, the suggestion is made that the occupational information to which young people are exposed is biased and that a traditional stereotypical approach to career awareness exists in schools. Furthermore, a review of the literature reveals that stereotyping of occupations along sex lines starts at an early age, first in the home, and later as children come into contact with workers in the school, community, and media. It is concluded that the need to broaden the occupational knowledge of both teachers and students is crucial if the elements of career guidance are to pervade the school curricula and if the present movement for sex equality on both job attainment and job equality is to become a reality. (TA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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