ERIC Number: ED135676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
High School Feminist Studies.
Ahlum, Carol, Comp.; Fralley, Jacqueline, Comp.
This book describes courses on women's studies for the high school curriculum in literature and language and in history and social studies. Based on the women's social movement, women's studies is an alternative curriculum with goals to raise student consciousness about sexist curricula and society, compensate for the omission of women from curricula, develop research and knowledge needed to broaden curricula, and recover the history and culture of all women. Preceding the course descriptions is an article on textbook analysis which reviews evidence of female-oriented material in U.S. history and in English literature textbooks. The 23 syllabi and descriptions of curricula included in this volume are divided into three categories: history, literature, and interdisciplinary studies. The nine history courses illustrate new directions among scholars in women's history: the need to reperiodize history, the use of autobiographies, and the inclusion of class and race to describe women in history. Seven literature courses emphasize writing skills, independent and thoughtful investigation and analysis, and use of family histories and TV situations. Seven courses are described in the interdisciplinary section, all based on women's studies topics. Most of the course descriptions include purpose, goals, content, and further suggestions. All are identified by the teacher and school that developed the course. (ND)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Educational Innovation, Females, Feminism, Language Arts, Literature, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Social Studies, Textbook Bias, Womens History, Womens Studies
The Feminist Press, Box 334, Old Westbury, New York 11568 ($5.00 paperback)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Old Westbury. Coll. at Old Westbury. Feminist Press.
Note: For a related document, see SO 009 612