ERIC Number: ED229325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Women and Spatial Change: Learning Resources for Social Science Courses.
Rengert, Arlene C., Ed.; Monk, Janice J., Ed.
Six units focusing on the effects of spatial change on women are designed to supplement college introductory courses in geography and the social sciences. Unit 1, Woman and Agricultural Landscapes, focuses on how women contributed to landscape change in prehistory, women's impact on the environment, and the hypothesis that women developed agriculture. Unit 2 discusses how men and women use space differently. Topics include female and male space, the interior space of the home, and women's contribution to the landscape of the home. Unit 3 examines women and crime in the context of social change. Readings suggest how people living under similar environmental stress choose different coping actions, explore the spatial patterning of urban crime, and examine the prison as a socializing force for women. Unit 4 discusses factors to be considered in locating family services, using day care centers as an example. Provided with maps, transit schedules, and census tract statistics, students select and set up a day care center. Unit 5 examines motives for contemporary female migration to cities in Latin America. Unit 6, Female Industrial Migration in the Early 19th Century, analyzes reasons for the predominance of females in industrial migration. Each unit contains objectives and student readings. (KC)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Crime, Day Care, Females, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Homemakers, Industrialization, Males, Personal Space, Rural to Urban Migration, Sex Differences, Social Change, Social Sciences, United States History, Units of Study, World History
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2460 Kerper Boulevard, P.O. Box 539, Dubuque, IA 52001 ($5.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC.