ERIC Number: ED252103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Selected Activities Using "The Classroom Climate: A Chilly One for Women?"
Johnson, Liz, Comp.; Hall, Roberta M., Comp.
Ways in which a publication on sex discrimination has been used by colleges and universities are described. The publication is entitled "The Classroom Climate: A Chilly One for Women?" In addition to identifying over 35 kinds of behaviors by which faculty may treat men and women students differently, the publication discussed in this document includes over 100 recommendations for evaluation and change. The paper, which was the first national report on differential treatment of men and women students in the college classroom, was distributed to colleges across the county. Examples of the use of this paper to implement specific programs on campus are described, and persons who can provide additional information are identified. The different approaches taken in response to the paper involve: specialized campus dissemination efforts; workshops for faculty, administrators, and/or students; in-class use to increase students' awareness of issues; and campus research projects and surveys. A total of 17 college efforts are described. It is suggested that campus research may be improved by: (1) educating students about subtle behaviors in advance of administering a survey so they have the opportunity to observe whether these behaviors occur in their classrooms; and (2) including outside observation of classrooms as well as a survey component. (SW)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Classroom Environment, College Students, Females, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Inservice Education, Institutional Research, Interaction Process Analysis, Males, Publications, Sex Discrimination, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Workshops, Use Studies
Association of American Colleges, Project on the Status and Education of Women, 1818 R St., N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC. Project on the Status and Education of Women.
Note: For related document, see ED 215 628.