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ERIC Number: ED167513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Sexism in Education? A Study of Future Teachers' Attitudes Toward Women.
Panko, Jessie Symington
The main question investigated by this study was whether future teachers' attitudes toward women were significantly different from the attitudes of other college students. The subjects of this research were college students divided into two groups--education majors and majors in other subjects. A Likert-type scale questionnaire was administered consisting of statements about women's rights and roles in vocational, educational, and intellectual activities; dating behavior and etiquette; sexual behavior; and marital relationships. Little significant difference was found between the attitudes of future teachers toward women and those of other students. The suggestion is offered that future teachers should receive preservice and inservice training to change their attitudes from acceptance of many sex stereotypes so they may educate children in a way that is bias free. A sample of the questionnaire is appended as well as selections from the Illinois law providing sex equality in education. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at National Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (Orlando, Florida, February 19-21, 1979)