ERIC Number: ED159494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating the Use of Sex-Role-Reversed Stories for Changing Children's Stereotypes.
Schau, Candace G.
The empirical phase of this project evaluated the use of role-reversed stories within school settings as a method of modifying elementary school children's attitudes about sex requirements relative to occupational choice. The subjects (N=1123) were first through fifth grade students from varying cultural backgrounds in different locations. Approximately half of the children were randomly selected as treatment subjects and were pretested with an instrument designed to measure sex-role attitudes. Treatment consisted of a series of stories which were written as sex-role reversed with regard to occupation. Posttests were administered one-to-two weeks after treatment and approximately a year later. The multivariate main effect for the treatment group was significant in all schools. The project showed that at least some aspects of children's attitudes can be changed using reading materials within a school system. (LFB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA, March, 1978)