ERIC Number: ED145185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Changing Societal Roles and Teaching.
Dow, Ruth McNabb
This handbook for home economics teachers as well as those teaching social studies and consumer education is designed to provide content and numerous student activities that explore the nature and effects of changing roles in society, particularly sex-related roles. The handbook begins with a brief section containing ten short single paragraph case situations involving sexually biased attitudes and practices; and content on the effects of socialization and sex role stereotyping, coping as a single person, employability at any age, and sharing roles. The remainder of this booklet covers seven topics, with each including specific content, numerous suggested classroom activities (some involve the use of the ten aforementioned case situations), and teaching objectives and evaluative techniques for some of the activities. The seven topics and some of their subdivisions follow: recognizing and breaking the stereotype mold, socializing males and females (remaining single, later marriage, smaller families/no children, single parenthood, and career and/or homemaking), recognizing more life style options, recognizing legal rights (employment, divorce/desertion/separation, property and estate planning, children's rights, and housing), developing attitudes and skills for employability (practicing assertiveness and decision making, education as a lifelong goal, and developing career awareness), becoming flexible in roles (sharing tasks and responsibilities), and identifying and promoting needed legislation. (EM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Class Activities, Futures (of Society), Human Living, Learning Activities, Legal Problems, Life Style, Role Conflict, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Social Bias, Social Change, Social Relations, Socialization, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Home Economics Education Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Type is small in some parts