ERIC Number: ED199256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Classroom Teachers and Sex-Role Stereotyping: Awarenesses, Attitudes, and Behaviors.
Jacko, Carol M.; And Others
To assess sex-role stereotyping awareness, attitudes, and classroom behaviors of teachers, a questionnaire was administered to 86 K-12 teachers in a rural area. Teachers were more aware of the influence of sex-role stereotyping in society than in classrooms, and they did not report extensive prior exposure to these issues. Their responses to attitudinal items indicated moderate to strong agreement that sex-role stereotyping influences students. Sex and political orientation affected attitude scores, as females and liberals generally indicated stronger attitudes. Teachers saw themselves as discouraging sex-role stereotyping more through modeling behaviors than by use of nonbiased curriculum materials. The results indicated a predisposition of teachers to discourage stereotyping and a need for explicit professional training. (Authors/JD)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Political Affiliation, Role Models, Rural Areas, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Social Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Influence, Textbook Bias
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators (Dallas, TX, February, 1981).