ERIC Number: ED259923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Sex-Role Stereotyping in Mathematics Education. A Course to Reduce Math Anxiety and Sex-Role Stereotyping in Elementary Education.
City Univ. of New York, Flushing, NY. Queens Coll.
This Teacher Education and Mathematics (TEAM) module is designed to increase students': (1) awareness of the existence of sex bias in curriculum materials and in classroom practices; (2) skill in identifying sex-role stereotypes in materials and practices; and (3) skill in counteracting sex bias in instructional materials and practices. It consists of an instructor's text and student materials. The instructor's text provides specific directions for guiding the lessons and commentary designed to help teachers build positive mathematics attitudes. The format is one of "facing pages" whereby the right-hand page provides step-by-step teaching directives and the left-hand page provides teaching insights, other options of instruction, and psychological or attitudinal strategies, when appropriate. Space for the instructor to add notes about a particular point in the lesson or about teaching experiences with the class (for future reference and use) is also provided on the left-hand page. When there is no commentary applicable to the points in the lesson, the entire left-hand page has been alloted to "notes." Student materials include various worksheets, assignments, and readings which focus on such areas as views of females and males in mathematics curriculum materials and the content analysis of mathematics textbooks. (JN)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Females, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Sex Bias, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
WEEA Publishing Center, 1984 Education Development Center, Inc., 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: City Univ. of New York, Flushing, NY. Queens Coll.