ERIC Number: ED153123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Being a Man: A Unit of Instructional Activities on Male Role Stereotyping.
These instructional activities are designed for teachers to use with junior high students. They serve as a brief yet practical introduction to the issue of sexism as it affects men. The first section provides background information about the issue of male sex role stereotyping. It is for the teacher's use only. It describes the techniques society employs to instill sex-typed behavior, the characteristics of the male stereotype, and the high cost of this masculine mystique. The second section contains classroom strategies and lesson plans intended to help students identify, analyze, and evaluate the male role stereotype and sex role stereotyping in general. When students become aware of how society channels them into sex role stereotypes, they will be better prepared to make independent decisions about the lifestyles and goals they wish to pursue based on their own values, interests, and abilities. It is important to note that the male stereotype discussed in these materials is characteristic of white, mainstream, United States culture. (Author)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Guides, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Life Style, Males, Role Perception, Secondary Education, Sex Bias, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Sociocultural Patterns
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock number 017-080-01777-6, $2.10)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, Washington, DC. Resource Center on Sex Roles in Education.
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