ERIC Number: ED417163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Gender Equity in Education. A Curriculum Plan for an Undergraduate Education Course.
Gentzler, Yvonne S.; Browne, Lorna K.
This curriculum plan for educators is a three-credit undergraduate course that focuses on recognizing and eliminating gender bias in teacher attitudes and behavior. The purpose of the curriculum plan is to integrate gender equity awareness, skills, and competencies into teacher preparation programs. As a result, preservice educators will have an opportunity to examine their existing beliefs regarding gender equity before assuming their professional roles. The curriculum plan provides course participants an opportunity to explore the effects of gender-biased and gender-fair teaching techniques. The activities and ideas for discussion are action-oriented and require student participation in determining goals for altering existing structures that contribute to gender bias and develop means for accomplishing those goals. Activities are designed for 15 3-hour classes. Each class is based on a practical problem related to gender equity. Supporting content is listed for each practical problem, followed by valued ends. Several suggested activities are provided. There are suggested resources for class reading and further reference lists to enhance the learning. Nonprint media and transparencies, and an observation instrument are also included. Contains 110 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Gender Issues, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving, Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination, Student Behavior, Student Participation, Student Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Educators, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Career Technology and Adult Learning.