The Clackamas print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1989-2019, October 04, 1989, Page 3, Image 3

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Information shared on classroom sex equity
by Angela Wilson
Feature Editor
Have you.ever been in a class
and felt that the teacher treated
you differently either because of
your gender, whether male or
female, oryour ethnic background?
During teacher in-service that
issue was addressed to teachers,
and Hilda Thompson from the
Gender/Ethnic Expectation and
Student Achievement (GESA)
program was here togivean over­
view of the state-run program and
to see how it might be incorpo­
rated into Clackamas’ teaching.
The GESA program is a vol­
untary program for instructors to
become aware of how they treat
students differently and how to
teach without prejudices.
“We help teachers critically
look at the student teacher rela­
tionship, and to bring consdous-
ness to that relationship,” Th­
ompson said.
Thompson went over the
“four-a” approach to equity
(awareness, attitudes, alternatives,
and action), the five areas of dis­
parity in the classroom, and stu­
dent-teacher interactions. A ma­
jor part of the GESA program
involves instructors observing each
other in the classroom.
“Teaching is an isolated ca­
reer,” said Thompson. “You are
one to one with students, and you
need other teachers to observe
your class and be a mirror.”
Thompson said that she feels
that “teachers are interested in
doing a better job with their stu­
dents. “Sex equity in the class­
room leads to student success and
excellence. There has to be a strat­
egy of how to work with the fact
that males are more assertive in
the classroom than females.”
The GESA program is a six
month training program for teach­
ers. In order for this program to
be conducted at Clackamas there
has to be enough instructors in­
terested in participating on a vol­
untary basis.
“Equal opportunity used to
affect women and blacks,” Th­
ompson said. “But now it affects
all of us.”
Rocky Horror1 a success for ASG
by Roseann Wentworth
Copy/Entertainment Editor
The Rocky Horror Picture
Show, showed on campus last
Friday night, proved successful for
the Associated Student Govern­
ment, .
The event grossed $600. There
were 120 prepaid tickets out of
the 233 estimated attending the
midnight showing.
A profit was not apparent due
to thé $250 purchase of the port­
able outdoor screen. The screen is
planned by ASG to be used for
later outdoor films.
The event eventually had to
be moved inside the community
center due to poor weather.
“Although [the event] did not
turn out as we planned, it surpris­
ingly was successful even though
we had to move it inside,” said
ASG Administrative Assistant,
Dave Nelson.
Nelson continues to comment,
“There was a lotof good feedback
from the people who came, even
from members of the Clinton Street
Cabaret. It’s something different
and some people were even
shocked...but when you have an
event at midnight, you have to
expect some strangeness.”
Nelson also mentioned that
“Rocky Horror Paraphernalia” was
abundant among the post clean­
up. Everything from toast to soggy
toilet paper was among the ref­
“Peopleeven went high-tech
on us and brought electric squirt
guns...,” concluded Nelson.
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