ERIC Number: ED160757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
The Testing of Selected Strategies to Eliminate Sex Bias in Vocational Education Programs. Executive Summary.
Rice, Eric; Etheridge, Rose
A study was conducted to identify, develop, and evaluate alternative strategies which vocational educators could employ with students, teachers, and/or administrators to eliminate and prevent the restrictive influences of sex stereotyping and sex bias on the interests, attitudes, occupational expectations, and training offered to secondary school students of both sexes. Using a three-phase methodology (an assessment of the state-of-the-art, a survey of vocational administrators' needs, and the development and evaluation of student curricular strategies), it was found that (1) state and local programs are in initial development stages; (2) information needs exist in the following areas: curricular materials for all students, teacher and administrator inservice and resource materials, program development information, and program implementation information; (3) curricular strategies and staff-created curricular materials have significant impact on student awareness, attitudes, and knowledge about sex bias; and (4) need exists for further research on the elimination of sex bias in vocational education. At the conclusion of the study, six products were published: this executive summary; a final technical report (CE 016 886); an administrator manual, entitled "Strategies to Eliminate Sex Stereotyping and Sex Bias" (CE 016 860); and three sets of student materials, entitled "Eliminating Sexism: Rewriting the Scripts" (CE 016 861); "Sex Stereotyping, Bias and Discrimination in the World of Work: A Student Workbook" (CE 016 881); and "In Search of a Job: A Simulation Activity in Occupational Decision-Making" (CE 016 882). (Author/ELG)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Change Strategies, Community Programs, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Educational Strategies, Information Needs, Instructional Materials, Needs Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Research Needs, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Sex Stereotypes, State of the Art Reviews, State Programs, Student Attitudes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration.
Authoring Institution: System Sciences, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.
Note: For related documents see CE 016 860-861, CE 016 881-882, and CE 016 886 ; Parts marginally legible due to print quality