ERIC Number: ED185419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
ASPIRE (Awareness of Sexual Prejudice Is the Responsibility of Educators) Module 2: Sexism in Education.
Livonia Public Schools, MI.
This second of four workshop modules in the Project ASPIRE (Awareness of Sexual Prejudice is the Responsibility of Educators) series deals with developing awareness of how sex-role stereotyping affects the vocational and life-style aspirations and decisions of students. (See Note about other modules.) The module helps workshop participants (1) explore how perceptions of sex roles influence interactions with and reactions to students; (2) explore stereotypes which have historically limited female or male participation in specific occupations; (3) become aware of the present realities of the labor force, of the changing career options for men and women, and of the positive and negative aspects of such choices; and (4) become sensitized to the need for sex fairness in instruction and career guidance. Workshop facilitators are provided with instructional guidelines, participant activities, and supplemental reading materials. Examples of the seventeen participant activities include "Index for Reality,""The Myth and the Reality," and "Design a Sexist School System." Each suggested activity is presented in this format: reference to objective, awareness level, purpose, logistics, materials, time required, process, and variations. It is recommended that at least two activities be chosen to treat each module objective. An appendix contains ten participant readings and one facilitator reference to support specific activities, an index for educators, and a preliminary guide to the assessment and evaluation of sexism in educational contexts. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Guidance, Careers, Classroom Environment, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Training, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Women, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Life Style, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Aspiration, Postsecondary Education, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Social Attitudes, Social Behavior, Social Influences, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Conditions, Teaching Methods
EDC/WEEAP Distribution Center, 39 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02160 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: Livonia Public Schools, MI.