ERIC Number: ED392771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Report Prepared for: The Commonwealth of Learning for Consideration in a Handbook for Developing Gender Sensitive Educational Materials.
Buckley, Helen; Walters, Gene
Sample components of the Comprehensive Teacher Training Programme (CTTP), a distance education program offering four academic upgrading courses to Caribbean women who are untrained elementary school teachers are presented. Though the bulk of the publication is made up of materials from these distance education courses, the opening section contains descriptions of the program's general goals, its design for easy access, its flexibility, its relevance and functionality, its teaching and learning processes, its accessibility and gender inclusiveness and simplicity, and its delivery and support system. These points suggest that the program is well designed to serve nontraditional women students. The sample materials appended include: (1) the program brochure; (2) tables of contents for mathematics modules and for the integrated science school-based assessment assignments showing program accessibility; (3) information on designing materials for and supporting busy learners to show course management flexibility; (4) graphics, reading exercises, and home science experiments showing relevance and functionality; (5) an integrated science module table of contents, introduction, summary and glossary, a module test marking sheet, and a science module; (6) data on program employee gender, sample edits of program materials highlighting sexist material, and material on identifying and correcting sexist language to demonstrate the program's accessibility, inclusiveness, and simplicity; and (7) a sample radio announcement to show the program's delivery and support system. (JB)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Distance Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Students, Postsecondary Education, Professional Continuing Education, Program Descriptions, Programmed Instructional Materials, Remedial Programs, Sex Bias, Sex Stereotypes, Sexism in Language, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organization for Cooperation in Overseas Development, (St. Lucia).