ERIC Number: ED286773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Nonsexist Curriculum Development: Theory into Practice. The Handbook of the Curriculum Design Project at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Addressing the problems of access and time constraints, this curriculum guide describes a core undergraduate women's studies course in which college level students learn to research, prepare, and present nonsexist curriculum units for public school classrooms. The course was designed to: (1) compensate for the lack of information in the traditional curriculum about women in culture and society; (2) correct any sexism and misinformation generated by traditional disciplines; and (3) equip students to contribute new research and knowledge in the field of women's studies. Containing information on how to recruit both teachers and course participants, this document also includes instructional packets which focus on teaching units for elementary, middle, and junior/senior high school students. Tests utilized to evaluate course participants' sex biases, a course syllabus, and student assignments are included. Stressing the educational objectives of content, skills, and experience, the course lectures focus on: (1) assumptions about males and females, (2) the socialization process, (3) videotaping, (4) sources of information, (5) school socialization, (6) bias in language, and (7) sexism and other "Isms" in educational curriculums. Sample testing, course evaluation instruments, examples of various grade level curriculum units, and an annotated bibliography are featured; and charts and graphs are included. (JHP)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Resource Materials, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Womens Studies
Women Studies Program, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder. Women Studies Program.