ERIC Number: ED251574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Expanding Options. Facilitator's Guide--Support Staff Workshop.
Center for Studies of the Person, San Diego, CA.
This guide provides procedures and supporting materials for a sex equity workshop, targeted at school support staff, that is intended to expand awareness of sexism and to increase sex-affirmative behavior in the educational environment. The guide describes the content, process, and sequential learning experiences for three basic sessions and two optional sessions. Session 1 is organized to increase awareness of sexism and sex-role stereotyping and to provide a common vocabulary. Session 2 introduces participants to the legal ramifications of sexism, along with the relevant economic and employment facts. Session 3 discusses bias in language and the limitations of sex-role socialization. Optional Session 4, recommended for teacher aides, considers how to incorporate the workshop activities into classroom duties and how to share the activities with classroom teachers. Optional Session 5 applies assertiveness training to sex equity problems, and is aimed at the development of effective change agents. In addition to describing session-by-session procedures, this guide includes mini-lectures, activity guides, handout materials for the participants (assessment instruments, activity cards, readings, and worksheets), and transparency masters. (KH)
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Behavior Change, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Learning Activities, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Resource Materials, Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Teaching Guides, Volunteers, Workshops
WEEA Publishing Center, Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02160 ($16.25 including Coordinator's Guide; Entire set of 8 guides $109.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Studies of the Person, San Diego, CA.
Note: For related documents, see UD 023 961-969.