ERIC Number: ED320018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Project 21st Century. Preparing Young Women for the Future.
American Association of Univ. Women, Sugarloaf, PA. Pennsylvania Div.
This guide consists of four options for developing awareness of choices leading to career opportunities for women in the 21st century. The programs, workshops, and events within the project target youth at three ages and adults who effect change in the lives of these youths. Option 1 is a presentation focusing attention on the identification and elimination of sex role stereotyping. It targets both parents and early childhood teachers in raising awareness of subtle stereotyping. The program deals with the link between sex role stereotyping and career choice and provides an analysis of sex role stereotyping in literature, toys, and television. Option 2 focuses its program on elementary-level children and their teachers. It introduces these students to various occupations in nonsexist ways and includes "CareerWorks," an illustrated booklet on careers according to the preferences of the child. Option 3, for eighth- and ninth-grade students, emphasizes the need to make appropriate course selections when entering high school in order to maximize future educational and career options. Option 4 is a career shadowing project in which high school girls experience a day with a practitioner of their chosen occupation. Each option packet contains goals, outcomes, workshop agendas, resource list, handouts, suggested activities, and guidelines for carrying them out. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Income, Job Shadowing, Learning Activities, Parent Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Womens Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Association of Univ. Women, Sugarloaf, PA. Pennsylvania Div.