ERIC Number: ED147560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Sugar and Spice Is Not the Answer. A Parent Handbook on the Career Implications of Sex Stereotyping. Research and Development Series No. 129.
Vetter, Louise; And Others
How children's career options are limited by sex stereotyping, why it is important that they not be limited, and what parents can do about it are discussed in this handbook. The myths and realities of women in the work force are reviewed in the introduction. The first section, "Take A Look At Women's Work," discusses the pattern of employment that exists for women in America; the third and fourth discuss why women as a group are confined to lower-level occupations and how the differential treatment of children on the basis of sex teaches boys and girls stereotyped behavior that limits their career choices. The next section describes how counselors, teachers, administrators, and educational materials tend to reinforce the idea that proper behavior for girls differs from that for boys. The remaining sections of the handbook list questions on sex stereotyping for discussion; among them are questions about career planning that can be discussed with children. Questions are included about the operation of schools to guide analysis of the prevalence of sex stereotyping as a school practice. Activities for parents in the home and community are suggested. A bibliography of books, pamphlets, and magazines that include additional information on topics discussed is provided. (TA)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Guidance, Educational Change, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Nondiscriminatory Education, Parent Attitudes, Parent Influence, Parent Role, Resource Materials, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Social Attitudes, Social Bias
National Center for Vocational Education Publications, Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($4.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Education and Work Group.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational Education.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal reproducibility of original document