ERIC Number: ED260006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Exploratory Survey of Teachers' Attitudes toward Sex-Stereotyping.
Minix, Nancy A.; And Others
This survey examined the attitudes of teachers in southwestern Kentucky toward sex-stereotyping in the classroom. A random sample of 35 teachers of grades kindergarten through adult completed a written survey instrument that asked them to read statements regarding sex-stereotyping and to rate themselves regarding their own classroom practices. Item frequency responses are provided for each of the following categories of teachers: K-3, 4-6, 7-12, special education teachers, adult education teachers, and all teachers. Frequency responses are also tallied by years of teaching experience and by teacher age. Results revealed a strong agreement among teachers of all grade levels that sex- stereotyping attitudes were seldom observed in their classrooms. The teachers demonstrated an awareness of the need to exhibit behaviors that were not partial to either sex. The report also discusses implications of the study with regard to research, teacher preparation, inservice teacher education, the school, and the family. (RM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Age Differences, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Males, Research Needs, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Special Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Surveys, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green.