ERIC Number: ED181225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Project Open Door. Final Report.
Verheyden-Hilliard, Mary Ellen
The major purpose of Project Open Door was to design, develop, test, and disseminate a portable module for vocational educators and others to use with junior high school students in pre-vocational exploration free of sex stereotyping. The module produced contained a slide presentation with accompanying cassette tape and a leader's guide. An attempt was made, in creating the presentation, to show how wide are the vocational choices open to students and to deal with some of the myths surrounding social roles in a time of changing men's and women's roles. The (appended) leader's guide can help the presenter to lead group discussion on roles and role expectations. Third party evaluation (appended) and screening comments indicated that the presentation may have wider applicability. Such applications might include helping adults to understand the kind of assistance adolescents need to move beyond stereotypes, or showings to students in senior high as well as in upper elementary school who could benefit from exposure to visual and aural presentation of men and women in nontraditional occupations. (CP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; District of Columbia Commission on the Status of Women, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Verheyden & Associates, Washington, DC.