ERIC Number: ED166564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Research to Eliminate Vocational Education Role Stereotyping Effectively. REVERSE. Final Report.
Greer, Holly S.; And Others
A quasi-experimental field research project was carried out in twenty intact classrooms in eight different schools in the central area of the upper peninsula of Michigan across two semesters. Five hundred and twenty-two public school students participated in a static-group comparison research project, designed to effect changes in student sex role stereotypic attitudes and information accuracy regarding women's activities in the world of work. The intervention in this two-by-two-by-two-by-three factorially designed research project was carried out by two counselor-teachers, members of the project team. They went into the experimental condition groups once a week and presented, through a variety of approaches, information about career choice options for men and women. Though findings did not carry out the hypotheses of the research staff, some important information did emerge that will be useful for further attempts to eliminate sex stereotyping in vocational education and occupations. Results included some minimal influence of the urban-rural dimension and the treatment dimension upon sex-role stereotypic attitudes, no effects upon information accuracy scores, and a significant treatment effect upon career choice shifts. (Appendixes include (1) facsimile of test instrument, (2) lesson plan outlines for fifth, ninth, and twelfth grades, (3) description of role model teams, (4) teacher and student evaluations, (5) individual student data, and (6-9) Newman-Keuls Procedures. (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Women, Females, Males, Occupational Information, Program Evaluation, Research Projects, Role Models, Rural Urban Differences, Self Concept, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Social History, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Success, Time, Values, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Michigan Univ., Marquette.
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