ERIC Number: ED293697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Equity in Math. A Training Module.
Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Office of Curriculum Services.; Anchorage School District, AK.
Alaska's sex equity law requires school districts to establish written procedures for: (1) the biennial training of certificated personnel in the recognition of sex bias in instructional materials and in instructional techniques which may be used to overcome the effects of sex bias; (2) the biennial training of guidance and counseling staff in the recognition of bias in counseling materials and in techniques which may be used to overcome the effects of sex bias; (3) the review of textbooks and instructional materials for evidence of sex bias; and (4) the replacement of materials found to exhibit bias. The Alaska Department of Education developed this module for use by local school districts with the intention that district personnel with a minimal amount of experience could conduct an equity inservice focused on issues related to the teaching elementary level mathematics. Activities in this mathematics module deal with a review of research, teacher awareness of gender bias, mathematics anxiety, strategies for problem solving, and career awareness. Focused on the relevance of math to future career choices. Black and white line drawings illustrate portions of the module and 11 handouts are included. (PK)
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Staff Development
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Office of Curriculum Services.; Anchorage School District, AK.
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