ERIC Number: ED392700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Schoolmarms: Women in America's Schools.
Nearly three-fourths of public school teachers are women, yet the majority of the 132 people who sat on the 6 major school reform panels of the 80s were non-teachers and men. Women in education are, as President Bush would have said, "out of the loop," because positions of power belong to men. This book examines the status of K-12 teaching in the United States from the practitioner's point-of-view. The book's purpose is: (1) to demonstrate that reform in education is futile without the redefinition of teachers grades 1-12; (2) to show how the present status of teachers not only cripples their work but also denies parents and students real impact on education in the schools; and (3) to sift the major criticisms of the schools and respond to them from the viewpoint of a school teacher. Chapters include: (1) "Out of the Loop"; (2) "Raising Hell"; (3) "History Repeats Itself"; (4) "Indentured Servants"; (5) "Where Ignorance Was Cheaper"; (6) "Acorns in the Schoolyard"; (7) "Team Spirit"; (8) "My Student Myself"; (9) "Schoolhouse Keepers"; (10) "Beyond the PTA"; and (11) "Children Should Be Seen and Not Hushed." (EH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Sex Discrimination, Social Attitudes, Social Discrimination, Teachers, Teaching Conditions, Women Faculty, Womens Studies
Caddo Gap Press, 3145 Geary Boulevard, Suite 275, San Francisco, CA 94118 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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