ERIC Number: ED480026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Raising Awareness and Changing Behaviors: An Evaluation of the Gender Project.
Larson, Desi; Burgess, Christine; Fortune, Aileen
This report tells the story of the inception and growth of the Gender Project of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension (UMCE) (Sanford, Maine) and shares the results of an evaluation study of program impacts on the lives of individuals, families, and communities over the past six years. Information in the report can guide the growth and expansion of educational programs and services statewide as funding sources are sought to support these new efforts. The report explains that in 2000/2001 the Gender Project presented workshops (n=35) for participants (n=550+) and that its vision is not to continue the battle of the sexes but to understand gender differences and explore how people can stay connected through those differences. The report is divided into 16 sections: (1)"Vignettes"; (2) "Introduction"; (3) "Background"; (4) "Literature Review"; (5) "Program Evaluation"; (6) "Design and Justification"; (7) "Data Analysis"; (8) "Reliability and Validity"; (9) "Findings"; (10) "Conceptual Learning"; (11) "Increased Awareness of Gender Socialization"; (12) "Integration and Behavior Change"; (13) "Personal and Institutional Barriers to Change"; (14) "Participant Recommendations"; (15) "Conclusions: References" (n=23); and (16) "Appendices" (five documents). (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared by the York County Office of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.