ERIC Number: ED130106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Correction of Sex Discrimination and Sex Stereotyping in Education.
Allen, W. Carolyn; And Others
Questions concerning academic and vocational questions were answered by examining how legislation affects and corrects sex role stereotyping, societal attitudes and sex bias, and employment patterns of men and women at present and in the future. Educational practices that promote sex discrimination were investigated in the following areas: Enrollment in particular educational programs, counseling bias, teacher attitude, instructional materials, and educational leadership. Sex role stereotyping in vocational education was found to occur in all program areas and on all levels ranging from administrators to students. Through the identification of societal and attitudinal factors that contribute to sex role stereotyping in employment and educational practices, it was discovered that not one set of elements existed, but an interwoven set of circumstances, which are tolerated if not accepted by society. For vocational education to act as an example for change for other areas of education, leadership must be willing to initiate changes starting with their own attitudes. (TA)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Counselor Attitudes, Court Role, Curriculum Development, Educational Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Equal Education, Equal Protection, Nondiscriminatory Education, Nontraditional Education, School Responsibility, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Coll. of Education.
Note: Paper presented at Southern Region Vocational Education Leadership Development Conference (Atlanta, Georgia, April 4-7, 1976). For related papers see CE 008 557-569