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This document contains learning activities to help middle school girls begin the career planning process and resist gender-role stereotyping. The activities are designed for individuals and/or groups of girls either in classroom settings or in organizations such as Girl Scouts and 4-H Clubs. A total of 30 activities are organized into 4 sections as follows: 8 activities to help girls discover and recognize their interests, skills, and values; 8 activities examining how certain talents and interests might eventually lead to certain careers, how gender-role stereotyping may influence the career planning process, and how stereotyping may be resisted; 10 career exploration activities emphasizing the wide variety of careers requiring some knowledge of science and math; and 4 activities explaining how to obtain information needed to set personal career goals by interviewing family and friends, individuals in actual workplaces, and/or mentors and by touring workplaces. Purpose, time, materials needed, and procedure for each activity are described. Concluding the document are the following: answers to one of the exercises; lists of handouts and readings included in the document; and lists of publishers of 4 magazines for girls, 11 publications about gender equity and career planning, 20 organizations providing career-related information, and 13 organizations for women/girls. (MN)

Descriptors: Career Exploration, Career Planning, Equal Education, Females, Information Sources, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Middle Schools, Nonprofit Organizations, Nontraditional Occupations, Resource Materials, Science Careers, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Womens Education

WEEA Equity Resource Center, Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02158-1060.

Author: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA. Women-s Educational Equity Act Dissemination Center.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12484&id=ED393973

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