College of Education and Human Services
Master of Education (MEd)
Dr. William Herrold
Dr. Mary Grimes
Dr. David Jacobson
Included is a skills development curriculum unit for secondary English students which encourages the use of non-sexist language with creativity within the content area. The study contains lists of objectives, writing, reading and group activities, an attitude survey for students and an evaluation checklist for teachers. Classroom discussions, films, fairy tales and skills development exercises are used to help students recognize and find alternatives to sexist language. The rationale for the teaching of non-sexist language is based on the theory that how we speak stems from how we think, and visa-versa. If sexism in reading and writing is identified and avoided, stereotypical attitudes would be less likely to occur. The study's intent is to challenge teachers and students to employ non-sexist language so that its usage becomes more familiar and acceptable in every day life.
Steiner, Maureen Parrella, "Non-sexist Language Curriculum Guidebook" (1990). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 252.