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ERIC Number: ED421105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Gender Equity Model: High School Female Students and Technology Awareness.
Beasley, Martha; Wark, Alan; Zimmerman, Sara
A model for gender equity in a rural Appalachia school system is approaching its second year of implementation at the high school level. This model focuses on equity issues, student motivation, and nontraditional coursework. In addition, it addresses career awareness for females, including a strong emphasis on technology and the sciences. Specific objectives are to: (1) establish higher expectations of female students in academic and vocational classes; (2) implement career exposure activities that provide female students information on nontraditional careers; (3) provide female students with a curriculum which integrates academic and work experiences; (4) provide female students with career and social guidance and counseling; (5) evaluate female students' progression through motivational and attitudinal assessments; and (6) include multiple resources in creating a gender equity program. The model is composed of three distinct stages; the first stage requires career interest surveys and assessments, a pre-test on school interests and motivators, and forming of individual student advisory committees. The second stage promotes activities and initiatives to enhance student motivation, morale, an self-confidence, and involves a course for the enhancement of team problem-solving and decision-making, goal-setting, team building, and communication. The third stage requires hands-on job experiences and placements requiring a minimum of 50 hours of work with local employers in nontraditional fields of study for females. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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