ERIC Number: ED358281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Administrator's Guide to Bias-Free Classrooms: Building Bias-Free Learning Environments. Equity Report 107.
Greer, Carolyn Melton
This booklet is designed to help high school administrators turn their schools into bias-free learning environments. The first section covers the meaning of sex equity, the magnitude of the sex bias problem, preparation needed for bias-free learning, and implications for administrators. Section 2 lists and describes six appended activities and tools that are designed to be used individually or in small groups to help school staff and/or students develop an awareness of sex equity. Outlined in the third section are suggested strategies for administrators to use in relation to the following: supportive climate, communication and publicity, communication and scheduling, materials, and community relations. Support materials related to the following topics are provided in section 4: key principles of sex equity, positive impacts of sex equity, definitions of key terms, the job market of 2000, the issue of dropping math in high school, and traditional versus nontraditional women's perceptions. Six inventories, quizzes, and attitude measures dealing with such sex equity issues as male and female employment patterns, nontraditional careers, sex role attitudes, and legal equity are appended. A nine-item bibliography and resource list concludes the guide. (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Attitude Measures, Classroom Environment, Educational Strategies, Equal Education, Females, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Nontraditional Students, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Sex Fairness, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: North Texas Univ., Denton.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Career, Education, and Training Associates, Inc., Columbus, OH.
Note: For related documents, see CE 063 798-807.