ERIC Number: ED196823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Skill Guide for Combatting Sexism. Module 1: How Expectations Influence Behavior and Perception.
Gollub, Wendy Leebov; And Others
The objectives of this workshop module are to help teachers recognize the power of their expectations to influence the behavior and perception of students, to identify commonly held expectations for the sexes and the self-fulfilling consequences of these expectations, and to examine the inappropriateness of differential expectations based on sex. Group activities that will heighten awareness of sex bias are described. Selected background readings from articles on sex role stereotyping, common myths about the sexes, economic factors in sex stereotyping, and discrimination against women and minority groups are provided. Suggestions are made for activities that teachers may use with their students to increase their sensitivity to the problems inherent in sex bias. (JD)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation, Group Dynamics, Inservice Teacher Education, Interaction, Interpersonal Relationship, Role Perception, Sensitivity Training, Sex Bias, Sex Stereotypes, Stress Variables, Student Behavior, Teacher Behavior
WEECN Publishing Center, Education Development Center, 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02160 (Package price for 13 Modules and Leader's Guide, $16.25).
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.
Note: For related documents, see SP 016 012-020.