ERIC Number: ED183860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Career Choices: Reducing Sex-Role Stereotyping in Careers. A Model Career Decision-Making Program to Reduce the Effects of Sex-Role Stereotyping in the Career Choices of Senior High Students. Final Project Performance Report.
A model career decision-making program to reduce the effects of sex-role stereotyping in career choices of senior high school students was conducted at Columbine High School (Lakewood, Colorado). Project goals included the following: (1) to provide students with self-awareness and career-decision-making activities designed to broaden options these students see for themselves; and (2) to provide parents, teachers, and community members with techniques and activities by which they can broaden, through their contact with students, the options that all students see for themselves. These goals were accomplished by teaching two careers classes for the students and by in-service programs for the "influence groups." The program directly affected approximately sixty seniors, the entire counseling, library media, and administrative staffs, two parent groups, a teacher group, and a steering committee. An evaluation revealed very little difference between the two classes in terms of attitude toward sex-role stereotyping. Parents were found to be less concerned with their own learning and more concerned with the opportunities available to their children. Community members saw themselves as facilitators for realistic career planning for the students; and teachers expressed positive feelings about their inservice activities but wanted more time and information. A teacher resource manual and project brochure were made available for dissemination. (Author/BM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Career Choice, Career Education, Community Involvement, Decision Making Skills, Employment Opportunities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), High School Seniors, High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Jefferson County Public Schools, Lakewood, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974