ERIC Number: ED166308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
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Escape from Racism, Sexism, and Poverty for Minority Women: U.S.A. and U.K.
Shafer, Susanne M.
Education is one means by which minority women in the United States and the United Kingdom may be encouraged to build their own particular escape from racism, sexism, and poverty. Of particular importance in their educational preparation to compete in the world are expansion of language competency and an understanding of their own culture and other cultures within their multi-racial, multi-ethnic societies. Other basic educational requirements include: (1) basic health and sex education; (2) family life studies; (3) history of women; (4) political education; and (5) career preparation. Because the socialization of girls in West Indian and East Indian families in Great Britain and in black and Chicano families in the United States exemplifies the concept of cultural dissonance, the education of minority women must help them to break free of the patterns imposed upon them by their own ethnic groups and the larger society. In general, minority women must begin to view themselves and their role in society in a way that will encourage greater self-confidence and help them to determine their future life styles. (Author/WI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States