ERIC Number: ED194198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Maximizing Young Children's Potential: A Non-Sexist Manual for Early Childhood Trainers.
Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA. Women's Educational Equity Act Dissemination Center.
This training manual for preschool teachers explains the philosophy behind several non-sexist teaching techniques and offers concrete suggestions for implementing non-sexist educational practices and concepts in the classroom. Section One provides a rationale for non-sexist preschool education and reviews organized efforts leading to the publication of the manual. Section Two offers general guidelines for conducting workshops. Section Three introduces step-by-step plans for conducting three workshops (one each on preschool curriculum, children's literature, and language) for teachers and other school personnel; it also provides trainers with an explanation of the workshop plans, ideas on how and when to use them, and ways to work with parents. Each workshop plan is followed by a section highlighting some considerations for parent involvement, as well as reproducible task cards and other materials called for in the plan. Section Four suggests practical strategies for creating a non-sexist school environment. In addition, this section highlights ways of refocusing common curriculum topics, such as "Jobs People Do." Section Five includes checklists and other materials for workshop sessions, as well as lists of non-sexist children's books, suggestions for further reading, and other related materials. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA. Women's Educational Equity Act Dissemination Center.
Note: Parts may be marginally legible.