ERIC Number: ED225672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Breaking Barriers: Overcoming Career Stereotyping in Early Childhood.
Heathington, Betty S., Ed.
The articles in this monograph are centered around a common concern: barriers created by career sex-stereotyping and the input of such stereotyping during the early years of a child's life. The first group of articles is composed of five discussion papers that provide insight into stereotyping existing in language, careers, toys, books, media, and other aspects of daily living. The second group consists of five original research studies addressing such topics as children's perceptions of sex-role identification of tasks and children's occupational knowledge at three age levels (i.e., preschool, third, and sixth grade). Two annotated bibliographies make up the third group; these (l) cite children's books that show males in warm, caring, and sensitive relationships with children and (2) present women as both mothers and workers. Each article suggests implications for teachers, parents, and other adults who influence children's perceptions of their place in the world of work. (MP)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Childhood Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students, Employed Women, Instructional Materials, Masculinity, Preschool Children, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes
University of Maryland, Reading Center, College of Education, College Park, MD 20740 (Paper, $3.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A