ERIC Number: ED173222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Ethnic Heritage Studies: The American Woman. Experimental Unit.
Providing information and activities designed to dispel sex role socialization, myths, and stereotypes as bases for prejudiced views, this teaching guide focuses on the American woman's image and diverse roles in our society. It is part of the Louisville Area Ethnic Heritage Studies Project described in ED 150 043. The project materials are designed to foster communication across intercultural/ethnic lines. Major objectives for this unit are to help students become aware of their attitudes toward the image and roles of American women, and to recognize women as individuals. Planned as a supplement to social studies, home economics, and English courses, suggested time allotment is one to three weeks. The guide includes a student attitudinal survey meant to be used as both pretest and posttest, and eight behavioral objectives accompanied by instructional strategies and listing facilitating materials. These are designed to ferret out and discuss student and media attitudes about both males and females, encourage reading, discussion, and opinion formation based on objective analysis. Two worksheets are included to aid the student in analyzing women on television, and women in employment. A bibliography of resources and materials conclude the unit. (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Postsecondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Authoring Institution: Louisville Univ., KY. School of Education.; Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY.; Heritage Corp. of Louisville and Jefferson County, KY.