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ERIC Number: ED145337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Pages: 55
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Reference Count: 0
Male--Female: Expanding Awareness Through Experiential Programming.
Chadwick, Doug; And Others
Although higher education is often referred to as the "market place of ideas" traditional sex role stereotyping attitudes and behavior are pervasive and significantly reinforced in the collegiate environment. From previous research it has been demonstrated that, during the sophomore and junior year of college, crucial student life career decisions occur which reinforce previous sex role identification. Although many campuses have attempted to modify sexist attitudes through programs and co-curricular activities, there have been few efforts to offer a systematic program for college students. This paper describes a systematic program, developed by the Department of University Housing at the University of Georgia, which focuses on the residence hall environment as a locus for student re-examination and testing of alternative sex role patterns. The main thrust of the program involves active exploration of approaches and techniques that are designed to sensitize students and staff to sex role alternatives. The booklet provides relevant background information, the results of nationwide research, and self-guided program exercises. The program's goal is to provide readers with an understanding of the process for developing non-sexist programs; two actual program techniques; and background data and resources available in the field. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College Personnel Association (March 27-30, 1977, Denver, Colorado)