ERIC Number: ED186306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Breaking the Silence: Seven Courses in Women's Studies.
Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.; Goddard Coll., Plainfield, VT.
The document describes women's studies courses suitable for traditional and nontraditional educational settings. It is intended for adolescent and adult women whose access to education and employment has been limited because of race, sex, or class discrimination. Included are seven course descriptions: 1) "Black Women Writers" which examines poetry and short stories with reference to self-image and images of family, work, and relationships; 2) An introduction to women's history in the United States which examines women's oral history, issues of women's economic and social survival, alternative lifestyles and work, and the lives of women omitted from textbooks; 3) "Reading and Writing About Women" in which students read poetry and present dramatic readings; 4) "Sex Roles and Socialization" which examines images and life stages of women; 5) "Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective" which includes topics on ethnocentrism, matriarchies, women in the family, women and work, and strategies for change; 6) "Women in Prison" which examines myths, what is really "criminal," the daily life of women prisoners, the writings of women in prison, young women and juvenile delinquency, and alternatives to imprisonment; and 7) "Women and Their Working Lives" which explores how the present economic structure and social expectations affect women's relationship to work, and provides practical knowledge for use in pursuing work. Each description provides objectives, teaching methods, a bibliography of resources, and an outline of sessions. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Black Literature, Course Descriptions, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Employed Women, Ethnic Discrimination, Females, Feminism, Postsecondary Education, Prisoners, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Socialization, United States History, Units of Study, Womens History, Womens Studies
Education Development Center, 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02160 ($4.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.; Goddard Coll., Plainfield, VT.