ERIC Number: ED209190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Skills to Combat Sexism to Enhance the Repetoire of All Teachers Who Share the Vital Concern of Preparing Those They Teach to Create and Participate in a Truly Equitable Society.
Group activities are outlined for a course for preservice and inservice teachers who wish to improve their skills in eliminating sex bias from their classroom and teaching practices. Program materials were developed around a three-phase training model. The first phase focused on increasing awareness of the pervasiveness of stereotyping in society. The second phase emphasized strategies to overcome resistance to change in attitudes, beliefs, and behavior. In the third phase, the focus is upon developing specific skills for encouraging students to develop the internal support systems that allow for personal growth, expanded options, and role flexibility. Workshop activities include examination of personal attitudes, expectations, and bias through situations that clarify socially encouraged sexist attitudes. Checklists are provided for evaluating and analyzing sexism in elementary reading textbooks. An extensive bibliography is included. Further readings are listed on the topic of sexism as it pertains to careers and counseling, children's literature, the family, language, teaching, role expectations, education, educational materials, athletics, the humanities, mathematics, reading, science, social studies, special education, society, and women's studies. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators (Dallas, TX, February 15-19, 1981).