ERIC Number: ED177243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Education and Equality of Opportunity for Girls and Women.
Dessaur, C. I.; Van Vleuten, C. E.
This paper addresses the problems of sex discrimination and sex stereotypes faced by women in education and employment. Several models which are used to explain the current social and cultural status of women are examined and criticized. They include: (1) the biopsychological explanatory model; (2) the psychosocial explanatory model; and (3) the psycho- and socio-cultural explanatory model. Theories concerning the psychological development of women are also critically analyzed. It is argued that these models and theories perpetuate sex discrimination against women in education and employment and that specific action by the government is necessary to provide equal opportunities to women. The issue is further addressed within the context of cultural change and educational policy. Suggestions are made for improving the opportunities available to women. Specific policies that should be considered by the government in order to provide these opportunities are outlined. (EB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change Strategies, Developmental Psychology, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, Public Policy, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Sex Stereotypes, Social Change
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Standing Conference of European Ministers of Education (11th Session, The Hague, Netherlands, June 10-13, 1979); Not available in paper copy due to weak, light print