ERIC Number: ED186671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Identification of Factors Associated with Sex-Role Stereotyping in Occupational Education.
Ott, Mary Diederich; And Others
An expanded analysis of factors related to sex-role stereotyping in New York State (which were identified in phase 1) was conducted in the second (final) phase of the project. (See Note for report on phase 1.) Data were collected by surveying occupational education students--generally 11th and 12th graders--in selected programs in the trade, industrial, and service areas; 10th graders in general high school courses; parents; teachers; and counselors. Tenth grade survey results indicated that 33% of boys and 55% of girls considered (although few actually planned to take) nontraditional courses, and ways to encourage nontraditlonal course choice differed for girls and boys. Surveys of occupational education students showed that fathers were more helpful to boys than girls in traditionally male programs, and students perceived parents' sex-stereotyped attitudes toward programs. Counselor and teacher survey findings indicated all but one of forty-six teachers were in fields traditional for their sexes, most teachers and counselors had not attended sex-equity workshops, 90% felt boys and girls should be encouraged to take nontraditional courses, and a positive association existed between a teacher's personal efforts to increase nontraditional enrollment and presence of nontraditional students in the instructor's classes. (Survey instruments are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Occupational Education Supervision.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York