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ERIC Number: ED344072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Are Students Treated Differently and Sexual Harassment--Seminar for Vocational Teachers. Elimination of Sex Bias/Sex Stereotyping Project. Final Report.
Louisville Univ., KY. School of Education.
The University of Louisville conducted a study to determine participants' knowledge of what constitutes sex bias and their ability to recognize situations in which biased behavior is exhibited. The University's Department of Occupational Education sponsored a 10-hour workshop to train vocational educators in methods of incorporating sex fair teaching practices into the classroom and make them aware of the significance of the issue. A total of 114 persons--vocational educators, counselors, supervisors, and administrators--participated in the seminar and responded to the questionnaire. The first 6 hours of instruction addressed bias in adult communication and the curriculum. Information on bias in the classroom was presented through lecture, role playing, videotapes, and interaction. The second 4-hour block of instruction concerned sexual harassment. The multimedia presentation involved considerable audience interaction. A pretest consisted of 18 questions testing attitudes about sex bias and harassment on a Likert-type scale and 15 questions rating responses to situations with alternative solutions that participants labeled "discriminatory,""biased,""sex fair," or "sex affirmative." A posttest given at the conclusion of the seminar assessed learning. A 3-month follow-up posttest mailed to participants had a 79.82 percent return rate (n=91). Results showed that learning had occurred and continued to be reinforced after the seminar. (Appendixes include two data tables, a list of 15 references, and instruments.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Louisville Univ., KY. School of Education.