ERIC Number: ED216786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
A Just Beginning: Sex Equity Manual for Childbirth Educators.
Corsi, Patricia Mitchell; And Others
Divided into eight sections, this training manual describes the philosophy, activities, and materials employed by a workshop designed to help childbirth educators reduce sex-role stereotyping in their classes. The first section explains the relationships of sex-role stereotyping to childbirth education, defines the problem of stereotyping, and concludes by describing how the workshop fits into the large process of social change. Sections two and three explain the training philosophy behind the workshops, offer an overview of human relations training, relate that training to childbirth education, and finally provide a conceptual model for the skills developed in the workshop. A detailed outline of all the activities used in the the workshop model is provided in the third section. Activities are broken down into seven modules, each of which includes, in suggested order of presentation, simulations, warm-ups, lecturettes, and structured exercises. The next four sections elaborate on the items listed in the workshop model outline. In the first of these sections, two models which simulate situations relevant to childbirth education, "CESIM" (Childbirth Education Simulation) and "MIDSIM" (Midtown Simulation), are described. The sections which follow, "Lecturettes,""Warm-Ups," and "Structured Exercises," comprise the bulk of the workshop material. They detail the content of the workshop, the introductory activities, and participant-centered experiences. A list of books and organizations useful to persons interested in reducing sex-role stereotyping is included in the final section of the manual. (MP)
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Guidelines, Human Relations, Measures (Individuals), Models, Parent Education, Resource Materials, Role Playing, Sensitivity Training, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Simulation, Units of Study, Workshops
WEEA Publishing Center, Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02160 ($9.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Childbirth Education Association, Monongahela, PA.