ERIC Number: ED141770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation into the Efficacy of Work Shops on Sex-Role Stereotyping in Reading Materials.
Rowell, Elizabeth H.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of programs on sexism in reading materials, that were part of four Title IX workshops held in various areas of Rhode Island. Principals, teachers, counselors, and guidance directors were invited to the workshops. The session on sex-role stereotyping in reading materials consisted of a 40-minute oral presentation documented with facts and figures and illustrated with examples found in reading materials used in schools in the area. Ideas for counteracting bias were discussed. The goals of the workshop included awareness and action; the questionnaire included items to measure change or growth in both areas. From the responses, the workshops were found to be effective in creating awareness of sex-role stereotyping in reading materials and in school practices. A high percentage of the respondents felt they were more aware of sex-role stereotyping in instructional materials and practices after attending the workshop. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Study prepared at Rhode Island College