ERIC Number: ED156938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Sexism: New Issue in American Education.
In the wake of the women's movement of the 1960's and 1970's, sexism has emerged as an issue in American education. Sexism refers to rigidly prescribed and therefore limiting roles for either sex. The American school, since its beginning, has been given the responsibility for teaching attitudes and values and for preparing young people for successful personal, occupational, and social adjustment. In preparing girls and boys for traditional sex roles, the school has been reflecting the society that maintains it. Feminists argue that schools must now take a more decisive role in shaping society in new and truly egalitarian directions that will guarantee full personhood for every child, male or female. This booklet discusses the pervasiveness of sex stereotypes, the roles of the school and of parents in socialization, sexism in curricular materials, sexism in school organization, teacher training for change, and a direct teaching strategy focusing on women's studies. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.