ERIC Number: ED412155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
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A Great Balancing Act: Equitable Education for Girls and Boys.
This book presents recent research-based information about educationally relevant gender-related differences between girls and boys and how they are taught and perceived in society. The book offers practical suggestions on how to avoid trammeling either girls or boys, how to overcome negative aspects of gender-stereotyping, and how to maximize learning potential for both boys and girls. It suggests ways to consider whether gender-stereotypic thinking and behavior might inadvertently be promoted in many aspects of life in and out of school. Re-visioning the various curricula in school and at home with gender in view can be done in small incremental steps in a deliberate, multifaceted, consistent, and cumulative fashion. The table of contents includes: (1) "Introduction: Becoming Mindful"; (2) "The 'Curriculum' of the Real World"; (3) "Undercurrents of Gender: The Hidden Curriculum and the Null Curriculum"; (4) "Ways of Knowing: Girls and Boys Coming into Their Own"; (5) "The Formal Curriculum: Becoming Inclusive"; (6) "History"; (7) "Science"; (8) "English Literature and Language"; (9) "Mathematics"; (10) "Arts"; (11) "Computers"; (12) "The Informal Curriculum: Athletics"; (13) "The Informal Curriculum: Leadership"; and (14) "Parents and the Home Curriculum." Contains an extensive bibliography. (EH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Sexual Identity, Womens Studies
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Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Schools, Washington, DC.