ERIC Number: ED344036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Chandler, Pamela; Pennington, Vearl
This handbook is intended to assist teachers in removing sex bias and sex-role stereotyping from the classroom. Following some introductory thoughts about sex bias and examples of sex bias and school-based sex-role stereotyping, the handbook briefly discusses Title IX of the Civil Rights Act. The rest of the handbook contains 35 classroom activities for increasing students' understanding of sexism and awareness of how it affects their self-concept and decisions as well as personal interactions. Some of the activities to expose sexism in the classroom are the following: understanding the concept of stereotyping; attitude surveys comparing male/female expectations; cultural exaggeration of sex differences; elimination of gender from occupational titles; elimination of sex bias/stereotyping in "at-home" jobs; examining the effects of sexism on salaries; students' perceptions of psychological gender differences; social stereotypes versus reality; analyzing texts for sexism; sexist language; sexism in advertising; sexist humor; and women in leadership. Each activity includes purpose, time, materials needed, and steps to conduct the activity. A bibliography lists 82 books, 25 journal articles and documents, 12 audiovisual aids, and 12 works cited in preparing the guide. An evaluation report on the use of the handbook is also included. It shows that the project was successful in training teachers to change their behavior and that the 352 students involved changed their self-evaluations on sex roles. (KC)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Educational Discrimination, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Women, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Males, Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Sexism in Language, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Board of Education, Mount Sterling, KY.