ERIC Number: ED189352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Project: Strategies for Sex Fairness. Math and Science for All.
Mook, Corena; Legg, Marilyn
One of a series of instructional packets to aid schools in reducing sex stereotypes, this inservice guide for use with school personnel is designed to increase awareness of the extent to which Kansans limit their career options by avoiding math and science. Focus is on why people do not develop more math knowledge and/or skills (such as mathophobia, math anxiety and socialization influences) and how to counter these causes. Suggested time-frame for presentation is sixty to ninety minutes. Contents include a leader's script (material to be presented), a transparency master, and four handout masters. Included are lists of science and math related occupations, outline of sex differences in math skills, self-test and feelings about math, strategies to counter math anxiety, and list of projects conducted to encourage women into math and science. The packet is designed for use alone, in combination with other packets (see Note), or to supplement existing inservice units. (JT)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Classroom Techniques, Inservice Teacher Education, Lesson Plans, Mathematics, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Education, Postsecondary Education, Science Education, Sciences, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Influence
Dr. Frank Slapar, Director, Kansas Curriculum Materials Dissemination Center, 207 Whitesitt Hall, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS 66762 ($1.50 per packet; $45.00 for set of thirty).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas