ERIC Number: ED190957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Project OPTION: Opening People to Increasing Opportunities Now.
Lynch, Maureen V.; And Others
This summary provides an overview of Project OPTION, designed to reduce the influence of sex role stereotyping on student career choice; to increase student, parent, school, and community awareness of the negative consequences of sex bias; and to promote sex-fair and sex-affirmative teaching strategies. The materials include: (1) background information; (2) surveys of student career plans and sex role attitudes; (3) activities used with students, teachers, administrators, parents, employers, and community members to reduce sex role stereotyping and increase career option awareness; (4) instructions for establishing a career resource center; (5) an assessment of the impact of Project OPTION; and (6) a list of planned follow-up strategies. The appendices contain examples of the forms, questionnaires, resource lists, and reference materials used in the project. Although geographically specific, this document provides a model program for reducing sex bias in student occupational choice that is adaptable to other settings. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational-Technical High School, Billerica, MA.