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ERIC Number: ED208140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 10
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Exploring Women's Political Careers Through Biographies.
Styer, Sandra
Juvenile political biographies of contemporary American women can provide important role models for elementary school girls in the process of exploring careers. While there is a paucity of juvenile political biographies of contemporary women, a number of excellent ones do exist. These can be used in a variety of ways, including using one biography for an in-depth study of one woman's career, studying two biographies to compare different women's lives and careers, comparing two biographies of the same woman to appreciate the influence of the individual biographer upon the portrayal of an individual, examining biographies as part of the social studies curriculum, and reading biographies as a source from which to extract strategies for success at lower-level positions. Included among the existing excellent juvenile biographies of prominent female politicians are Alice Fleming's "The Senator from Maine, Margaret Chase Smith"; Doris Faber's "Bella Abzug"; Susan Brownmiller's "Shirley Chisholm, a Biography"; James Haskin's "Barbara Jordan"; and Peggy Lamson's "In the Vanguard, Six American Women in Public Life." (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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