ERIC Number: ED224979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Exploring Attitudes toward Women with Disabilities: A Curriculum Guide for Employers and Educators.
Bliss, Mary; Schwartz, Adele
This workshop guide is intended to help personnel specialists and educators conduct workshop activities to promote positive attitudes toward women with disabilities. Activities are suitable for use in workshops not only with people in personnel management and education, but also with college students, parents, public school students, and others interested in exploring their attitudes toward people with disabilities. Seven goals are cited for participants in the workshop activities, and five corresponding activities are then provided. The format for each activity is as follows: title, time needed, target audiences, objectives, directions, leader materials, anticipated responses, and handouts for discussion. Workshops cover empathizing with disabled persons by experiencing feelings of "differentness," challenging misconceptions about disabled people, applying knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to education and employment situations while examining the adverse effect of attitudinal barriers, and understanding difficulties faced by the disabled along with adaptations to cope with them. An evaluation questionnaire, bibliography, and summary report of the 1979 Conference on Disabled Women are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adult Education, Adults, Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Career Education, Curriculum Guides, Disabilities, Discussion, Employer Attitudes, Federal Legislation, Females, Learning Activities, Negative Attitudes, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Workshops
New York City Commission on the Status of Women, 250 Broadway, Room 1412, New York, NY l0007 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Commission on the Status of Women, NY.
Note: Developed as a result of the 1979 Conference on Disabled Women, sponsored by the New York City Mayor's Office for the Handicapped, Celanese Corp., Equitable Life Assurance Society, McGraw-Hill Publishers, WCBS-TV, and HEED/A Division of Management Woman, Inc.