ERIC Number: ED292679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Equity in Science. A Training Module.
Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Office of Curriculum Services.; Anchorage School District, AK.
Sex equity is an issue which many feel that teachers should be aware of in each area of the curriculum. The intent of this training module is to bring the issues of sex equity in the classroom to the conscious level of each teacher of science. The purposes of the module are to: (1) provide educators with increasing awareness of sexual bias in teaching science and to offer techniques/activities addressing these biases; (2) provide tools to promote the participation of women in science; (3) offer materials and strategies for educators designed to increase students' confidence and competence in doing science; and (4) relate the usefulness of science to future career choices. Most of the document consists of handouts, which include: a "Women Scientists" game; a "Famous Women Scientist Word Search"; "Women in Science" (a list containing thumbnail sketches of women scientists through the ages); "Build the Highest Tower" (an exploration of creative problem solving); a series of "Science Equity Session Plans"; a list of "Science Activities for Classroom Use"; and lists of resources for teachers. Various trainer instruction sheets are also provided, including an evaluation form. Included also are lists of transparencies and materials needed. (CW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Office of Curriculum Services.; Anchorage School District, AK.
Note: Part of the Equity in Education: The Alaska Project series. Some drawings may not reproduce well.