Psychological Program for the Development of Gender Tolerance of Teachers of Secondary Schools
The results of the theoretical substantiation and approbation of the program of development of gender tolerance of teachers are presented. Social and psychological mechanisms (social comparison and evaluation, identification with reference teachers, showing samples of gender tolerance in professional activity, etc.), conditions (organization of special social psychological training, development of teacher's value attitude towards gender tolerance, improvement skills and abilities of tolerant gender interaction, etc.) and the stages of implementation (preparatory, diagnostic, praxeological and acmeological) of the program for the development of teacher’s gender tolerance are shown. The possibilities of development of cognitive, emotional-volitional, axiological, communicative and conative components of gender tolerance of teachers in the conditions of specially created tolerant social environment functioning on the basis of gender equality are shown. The socio-psychological means of developing gender-based teachers' tolerance in accordance with the three-level model of reduction of prejudices of J. Duckitt: at the level of social structures and inter-group relations (the creation of mixed groups from representatives of different sexes and types of gender identity; using information that does not support traditional gender stereotypes); at the level of social influence on the person (in the process of interiorization of which the socio-psychological mechanism for the development of gender tolerance is activated); at the individual level (reduction of gender prejudice based on the values of egalitarianism and gender equality etc.) are shown. The procedure and results of the experimental verification of the effectiveness of the program of development of gender tolerance of teachers in the conditions of social psychological training are presented.