ERIC Number: ED143592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Women's Studies. Developments in Classroom Instruction Series.
McLure, Gail Thomas; McLure, John W.
This book is designed to help educators design and plan curriculum on women's studies. It focuses on the curriculum changes needed to eliminate sex role stereotypes and presents a new model for achieving psychological androgyny--a climate in which men and women will be able to develop freely without the inhibitions and constraints of sex roles. Although women's studies on the college campus are examined, the primary focus is on grades K-12. It is determined that at the pre-college level, students form concepts not only through subject matter, but also through teacher and administrator attitudes, patterns of staffing, and male/female differentation in career counseling and extracurricular activities. Unless direct teaching is accompanied by indirect learning, attempts to change stereotypes will be futile. Separate chapters examine the needs for a women's studies curriculum, discuss the theory and practice of sex role development, present a new model created to answer these needs, and make suggestions for implementation of the model. Methods for the integration of women's studies within specific subject areas, within the administration, the counseling department, industrial and vocational education, and extracurricular activities form the major portion of the book. The necessity of integrating women's studies into curriculum courses is addressed to schools of education. Definitions of such terms as sex role stereotyping, sexism, and sex role socialization are clarified. (KC)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Androgyny, Athletics, Attitude Change, Counselor Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Extracurricular Activities, Females, Feminism, Fine Arts, Higher Education, Home Economics, Identification (Psychology), Industrial Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics, Models, Modern Languages, Physical Education, Role Perception, Sciences, Secondary School Curriculum, Self Actualization, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Sex Stereotypes, Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Womens Education, Womens Studies
National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($4.00 paperbound)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.