ERIC Number: ED238513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Fair Play: Developing Self-Concept and Decision-Making Skills in the Middle School. Implementation Handbook.
Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
This handbook is designed to assist schools in carrying out the following goals of the Fair Play program: to strengthen and expand students' female or male self-concepts, to increase their decision-making skills, and to increase their academic achievement by changing their stereotypic attitude toward particular content areas. The Fair Play program consists of six units: (1) Decisions and You (decision-making skills); (2) Decisions about Roles (changing, choosing, and defining roles); (3) Decisions about Language (comparison and analysis of female and male language); (4) Decisions about Mathematics (male and female attitudes toward math and math-related careers); (5) Decisions about Science (attitudes toward science, human development and the role of genes, and relationship between humans and the environment; and (6) Decisions about Physical Activity (attitudes toward physical activity and activities to enhance abilities in physical fitness). Following a description and rationale of the program goals, the handbook briefly describes the student and teacher guides which are available separately. Suggestions and models for starting the program in a school or school system are included in the section on administering the program, along with recommendations for keeping the program going. The section on teaching the program gives an overview of the program and the structure of the units and lessons, guidelines for student evaluation, and descriptions of instructional approaches. The final section comprises a brief discussion of the method and results of the program evaluation. Appendices contain three essays which provide a comprehensive rationale for the program goals. (DC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Decision Making Skills, Guidelines, Improvement Programs, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Models, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Self Concept, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Student Development, Teaching Methods
Education Development Center, Women's Educational Equity Act Publishing Center, 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02160.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.