ERIC Number: ED413824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Citizenship Education in Women's Studies.
Hyman, Colette A.
This final report describes accomplishments and activities of a project at Winona State University (Minnesota) to integrate the concepts and skills of active citizenship and community action into the Women's Studies curriculum. The project supported faculty development seminars, course development, and community outreach activities. Faculty development included three day-long seminars and a week-long course development workshop. Curriculum development focused on the incorporation of a field experience requirement into the Women's Studies minor. Community outreach involved development of working relationships with local nonprofit organizations and community agencies as potential field experience sites. Project evaluation involved a statistical survey of Women's Studies students and other Winona State University students and a qualitative review. The survey found Women's Studies students were more confident than other students in their skills and belief that they could make a difference on an issue by attending a meeting. The qualitative report conducted by an outside evaluator used focus groups and concluded that the project made a significant impact on Women's Studies faculty and students. Individual sections of this report provide information on the project's purpose, background and origins, overall design, evaluation/results, and conclusions. The final evaluation report is attached. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Winona State Univ., MN.