ERIC Number: ED419090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Developing Leadership Potential & Career Choices. NYSAWA: Women Helping Girls with Choices Project. A Report of the Statewide Conferences on Women Helping Girls with Choices.
Angione, Christine M.; Giacobbe, Maxine B.; Bamberger, Richard
This publication provides information on the Women Helping Girls with Choices initiative, a project that offers leadership workshops for middle school girls using literature. Section 1 provides a history of these 1-day workshops that have convened for the past 5 years for girls in grades 5-8 throughout New York. It describes the leadership training provided at the conferences with particular emphasis on six themes--self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-reliance, kindness and cooperation, change and creativity, and women's ways of leadership--using selected literature. Sections 2-4 focus on the process, participants (six students and two adults from each school district), and schedule. Section 5 lists the themes and provides a motivational song. Section 6 offers reflections, including issuing a log to each girl and using women role models from nontraditional fields. Section 7 describes extensions or activities that have been organized by student alumnae. Section 8 contains these resources: sample letters, questions and answers, literature (lists of 111 picture books, 5 intermediate readers, 8 anthologies, 3 books on careers, 22 books on famous women, and 17 books for mentors), names and addresses of 12 resource support people, funding sources, and awards. Reproducible materials for workshops are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Education, Females, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Leadership Training, Literature, Mentors, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Nontraditional Occupations, Role Models, Significant Others, Workshops
New York State Association for Women in Administration, Husted 211, School of Education, University at Albany, 135 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12222 ($3, plus $.50 postage).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Association for Women in Administration, Albany.; Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Albany, NY.