ERIC Number: ED429259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Empowering Women for Equity: A Counseling Approach.
Aspy, Cheryl Blalock; Sandhu, Daya Singh
The purpose of this book is to describe the process through which women can achieve equity and to delineate the skills by which counselors can assist them. It is organized to into five sections and provides a developmental look at the problem, its manifestations, remedies, and the processes through which the problem can be vanquished. Section 1, "The Current and Future Status of Women in the United States," provides a window into the realities of the status of women in our time. The three chapters in this section trace the evolution of the gender gap and describe it in terms of its economic, political, and professional impact; address the specific problems of women related to their race/ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, and health; and explore the current literature and its implications for gender equity. In Section 2, "The Multidimensional Model for Prejudice Prevention and Reduction (MMPR)," the model is examined. The three chapters describe five predisposing factors toward prejudice; elucidate the predisposing factors that support and sanction gender inequity within a social context; and detail political strategies to address the use of power for problem solving. Section 3, "Competencies Required for Gender Equity," contains four chapters that are devoted to designating specific competencies in the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions that every woman must cultivate if she is to prepare herself to accept equity. Section 4, "Case Examples of Equity Achievement," is devoted to describing the process by which individual women have achieved equity. The four women discussed are: Sandra Day O'Connor, Maya Angelou, Sally Ride, and Betty Lentz Siegel. Section 5, "Instruments for Measuring Attitudes toward Gender Roles and Gender Equity," describes five instruments useful for counselors in studying gender equity perceptions. Names and addresses of test developers as well as an extensive reference list and index are included. (Author/MKA)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Bias, Case Studies, Competence, Counselors, Empowerment, Females, Measures (Individuals), Models, Prevention, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Skills, Trend Analysis
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304-3300; Order #72687.
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.