ERIC Number: ED211905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Sex Equity in Guidance and Counseling. Searchlight Plus: Relevant Resources in High Interest Areas. No. 53+.
This document contains a computer search of ERIC database on the topic of sex equity in guidance and counseling and a narrative which highlights documents, identifies issues and trends, and suggests implications for guidance professionals. The impact of sex stereotyping, double standards of health, the increased social awareness of sex bias and discrimination, changes in education and counseling toward sex equity, and the exploration of nontraditional skills and career choices are discussed. Legislation for sex equity is presented which focuses on legal responsibilities and guidelines along with staff development, and training resources. Sex equity in vocational education and guidance is considered in the development of sex-fair programs and resources. The reassessment of vocational testing instruments for sex stereotyping is reviewed. References focusing on the special educational and counseling needs of girls and women are discussed. The importance of staff development is considered; inservice training programs and workshops are described. Instruments for assessing counseling, vocational guidance, and educational programs in terms of sex bias and sex fairness are reviewed, and implications for counseling and guidance are suggested. The References section contains the complete computer search of ERIC journals and documents. (NRB)
Descriptors: Counseling, Females, Guidance, Legislation, Literature Reviews, Nondiscriminatory Education, Nontraditional Occupations, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Staff Development, State of the Art Reviews
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.