ERIC Number: ED212715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Women Break Through, 1981-1982. Final Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
"Women Break Through" is a series of radio programs intended to document the experiences of young minority women who had entered the nontraditional or male-dominated occupations. This report reviews the results of an evaluation of the program which focused on student interest, knowledge, and attitudes toward nontraditional occupations as well as teachers' reactions to the program. A career information survey form in both English and Spanish is appended. An analysis of pretest and posttest attitude scores by sex was conducted, and the responses of girls to occupations listed in both tests were examined. Although it was reported that teacher response to the program was favorable, the results of the survey were said to provide no conclusive evidence that the series increased girls' interest or knowledge of nontraditional occupations. It was further suggested that attitude scales in this instance may not have been sufficient measures of evaluation. (JCD)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Educational Radio, Females, Intermediate Grades, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Occupations, Programing (Broadcast), Secondary Education, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Spanish Speaking, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Note: For a related document, see ED 209 408.