ERIC Number: ED201789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Clerical and Related Occupations Module. Achieving Sex Equity in Business and Office Education.
Bell, Sara L.; Mayhew, Carol O.
The Vocational Education Amendments of 1976 mandate that sex bias and sex stereotyping be eliminated from all vocational education programs. In business and office occupations programs, the problems have been centered around increasing the number of male students in the program, encouraging women to move into management positions and other upper level supervisory jobs, and using sex-fair language in business communications. In response to the Amendments, the state of Delaware developed five sex equity modules designed to (1) focus on issues which are related to specific clusters of career options as defined in Delaware's competency-based, goal-oriented business and office occupations curriculum; (2) provide information and materials for one to three days of activities; and (3) focus the student's attention on those sex equity concerns which will affect her/his experiences as a student in the classroom, on-the-job, and in making career decisions. This module focuses on eliminating sex stereotyping in clerical and related occupations (typist, records supervisor, file assistant, inventory assistant, shipping/receiving assistant, telephone operator, messenger, receptionist). Instructional activities contained in the module include pre- and post-inventory of sex-biased perceptions, the story of twins Jim and Julie, inequities in salaries and the words used in job descriptions, an article on male secretaries, a slide-tape presentation, and qualifications for employment. (KC)
Descriptors: Business Education, Clerical Occupations, Competency Based Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Males, Nontraditional Occupations, Office Occupations Education, Pretests Posttests, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.
Identifiers - Location: Delaware
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Vocational Education Amendments 1976