ERIC Number: ED371186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
A Program To Develop Awareness of Nontraditional Career Options, Gender Role Stereotyping, and Decision-Making Skills in Fifth and Sixth Grade Hispanic Girls.
Kloosterman, Diane M.
A practicum was designed to provide a program for a small group of fifth- and sixth-grade Hispanic girls to develop their awareness of nontraditional career options, gender role stereotyping and decision-making skills. This program was offered in an elementary school located in the suburbs of a major southwestern city. Self-esteem, assertiveness, and decision-making skills were introduced as means of supporting choices made independent of traditional female roles. The program consisted of a variety of weekly lessons that included lecture and discussion, paper-and-pencil activities, role plays and student interactions, books and videos, activities and games, and guest speakers. An analysis of pre- and post-test results revealed an increase in career awareness, gender role stereotyping awareness, and self-esteem and assertiveness for a majority of the girls. Pre-test levels of gender role stereotyping awareness and self-esteem were higher than expected. Results suggested the need for career awareness and self-esteem support programs for girls in the sixth grade, much earlier than the generally accepted high school curriculum. (Appendixes include interview questions for teachers as part of evidence of the problem, Attitudes toward Nontraditional Careers survey, Assertiveness survey, list of career day choices, post-implementation interview questions for teachers, and a list of 13 program resources.) (Contains 40 references.) (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova Southeastern University.