ERIC Number: ED294996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Count Me In! Guidelines for Enhancing Participation in Mixed Gender Work Groups.
Kaser, Joyce S.
This guide is intended to help principals, department chairs, teachers, and other educators who are chairing a mixed gender work group. The first section discusses research-identified differences between the way men and women communicate (both verbally and nonverbally) in groups. A 23-item gender communications assessment, which is designed to assess the extent to which the men and women in a particular group are communicating (both verbally and nonverbally) is provided in the next section. The next section contains 13 strategies for reducing verbal communication barriers, 3 for reducing nonverbal communication barriers, and 4 for reducing both verbal and nonverbal communication barriers. Six situations that group leaders may encounter in mixed gender work groups and sample responses to the situation are discussed next. Also provided is a bibliography of research on sex differences in communications, curriculum materials on sex differences in communication for students from the upper elementary grades through college, and group process and development literature focusing on making groups function more effectively. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Network, Inc., Washington, DC. Mid-Atlantic Center for Sex Equity.
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