ERIC Number: ED344024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jul-8
Reference Count: N/A
Women in the Workplace. Annual Report.
Elizabethtown Community Coll., KY.
The Women in the Workplace Vocational Education Project, an 8-hour workshop, was presented in fall 1986 to 15 women between 17 and 25 years of age who were enrolled at either Elizabethtown (Kentucky) Community College or Vocational School and who were at or below the poverty level. A spring 1987 workshop, "Sex Bias in the Workplace," included both men and women (N=19). The project explored the effects of learned cultural values and traits on sex bias and stereotyping. The project decreased sex bias using several techniques: controlling nonproductive nonverbal communication, using learned affiliation values, dealing with cultural values, and maximizing personality strengths. According to evaluation results, four segments were most beneficial: assertiveness training; self-understanding; awareness of sex bias; and the inclusion of male participants in the spring workshop. For future workshops, continued emphasis will be placed on accepting responsibility and on the role self-esteem plays in sex biases and stereotyping. (Supplemental materials on publicity and financial need are briefly mentioned, and a registration form and the sex equity final/annual report statistical information 1987 are included.) (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Elizabethtown Community Coll., KY.