ERIC Number: ED170307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Checking Your Balance. Guidelines for Assessing Sexism in School and Classroom Practices.
Zamost, Judith G.; Feldman, Sylvia D.
School districts can use this checklist to implement federal and state regulations concerning equal educational opportunity. The 125 questions are organized around seven sex fairness concerns: practices which may encourage sex stereotyping; textbook and curriculum; counseling opportunities; pregnancy; in-service training; physical education; and team sports. The questions deal with school practices in relation to the following: classroom seating; task assignment; the school library, discipline, extra-curricular activities, course selection; work study programs; testbook and curriculum; bulletin boards; courselor representation; testing; class enrollments; career awareness; scholarships; rights of pregnant students; and opportunities for, participation in, and attitudes toward, physical education classes and team sports. After tallying yes responses a guide is provided for school districts to determine their status regarding equal opportunities for males and females. The list of questions is not exhaustive; rather, it is intended to stimulate thinking. (CP)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Office of Equal Educational Opportunity.