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ERIC Number: ED270964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Introducing "La Francaise" to the Classroom.
Weitz, Margaret Collins
Some of the reasons for including a study of "la Francaise" in the French curriculum are: the increased participation of women in French society, Franco-American dialogue on feminist issues, and the long tradition of women writers in France. American feminists have visited France, and major changes in French women's rights and development of feminist organizations have occurred since 1970. A variety of strategies for the classroom are suggested. These include: (1) a historical survey, for which much material is available, and surveys of women's role in the family, education, the world of work, and "causes celebres," such as pacifism, abortion, or rape; (2) notable French women and the extent to which they were representative of or unusual for their periods in history; (3) the press (women's writing and women's exploitation); (4) politics (the process of gaining legitimacy, the Napoleonic Code); and (5) the arts (women's contributions and women's portrayal). A list of print and nonprint resources and the text of the "Code Napoleon" concerning marriage and divorce are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France