ERIC Number: ED238518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Decisions about Language. Teacher's Guide. Fair Play: Developing Self-Concept and Decision-Making Skills in the Middle School.
Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
This unit, one of six which comprise the Fair Play program, allows middle school students to compare and analyze male and female language. The Fair Play program is a series of student and teacher materials the purpose of which is to help students expand their female or male self-concepts, increase their decision-making skills, and improve their academic achievement by changing their stereotypic attitudes toward particular content areas. This teaching guide includes a brief description of the total program, an overview of the content of this unit, recommendations for instructional approaches, descriptions of program materials, a bibliography of print and audiovisual resources, and tips for small-group management. The bulk of the guide consists of the student guide which contains 20 lessons organized into four parts: (1) basic principles of language and its effects on people; (2) differential treatment of males and females in written language; (3) examination of verbal and nonverbal communication of males and females; and (4) practice in making personal and group decisions. Detailed annotations are provided to aid the teacher in planning and presenting each lesson. The final section provides a unit performance test with answer key. (DC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Communication (Thought Transfer), Decision Making Skills, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Language, Language Arts, Middle Schools, Resource Materials, Self Concept, Sex Differences, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Education Development Center, Women's Educational Equity Act Publishing Center, 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02160.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.