ERIC Number: ED184982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Sources of Strength: Women and Culture. A Teacher's Guide.
Hunter, Lisa K.; And Others
The document presents teaching methods, content, and learning activities for units in multicultural women's studies for secondary students. The major objective is to help students answer the question, "How much control can a person exercise over her/his own life?" Students learn about the ways women have lived their lives and perceived their choices, and relate this information to their own lives and choices. The document is presented in five chapters. Chapter I, an introduction to the curriculum, discusses origins of the project, rationale, content, and teacher preparation. Chapter II is a unit on socialization and its impact on personal choice. Chapter III, the major part of the document, consists of four topics as well as an essay entitled "Women's Power." Topics cover the traditional, historical, personal, and changing roles of women in Africa (Nigeria), women in China, African-American women, and Chinese-American women in relation to societal influences and economic, political, and personal power. Chapter IV discusses oral history interviewing, while Chapter V deals with students' expectations of themselves in their personal lives. Each of the content chapters include an introduction, educational objectives, readings, teacher notes, teacher background material, and various learning activities interspersed throughout the text. Activities include reading, film viewing, listing, comparing, discussing, and interviewing. An annotated bibliography of books and audiovisual materials for students concludes each chapter. (CK)
Descriptors: Blacks, Chinese Americans, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Economic Status, Educational Objectives, Females, Individual Power, Multicultural Education, Political Power, Secondary Education, Social Change, Socialization, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, United States History, Units of Study, Womens Studies
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers: China; Nigeria
Note: For a related document, see ED 178 426.