ERIC Number: ED186617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Exploring Role Options: A Guide for Eliminating Sex Stereotyping in Home Economics.
Bernstein, Joan D.
This handbook is intended as a guide to planning and implementing a home economics curriculum free from sex-role stereotyping that prepares male and female students to cope with their changing roles in society. Section 1, Overcoming Sex Stereotyping, provides a checklist (for assessing classroom activities) and necessary definitions. Teaching for Expanded Roles (section 2) discusses building curriculum, student outcomes, the teacher as model, and steps to eliminating sex-role stereotyping from the curriculum. Topics in section 3, Implementing a Sex Fair Program, include sex-fair language, recruitment, and writing brochures. Bulletin Board Ideas (section 4) gives general suggestions as well as specific ideas for these themes: family relationships/child development, foods/nutrition, housing/equipment, clothing/textiles, and consumer/management. A final section, Educational Strategies for Expanding Role Options, presents examples for learning opportunities found useful in coed home economics classes for expanding role options, and suggestions for career awareness activities. Evaluating resource materials and using sex-stereotyped and -biased materials are also discussed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Bulletin Boards, Career Awareness, Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Females, Home Economics, Language, Males, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Student Recruitment, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Influence, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Textbook Bias, Textbook Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Montclair State Coll., Upper Montclair, NJ.