ERIC Number: ED432966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
History. CUNY Panel: Rethinking the Disciplines. Women in the Curriculum Series.
Berkin, Carol Ruth; Howell, Martha C.; Ortiz, Altagracia; Armstead, Myra B. Young; Zinsser, Judith
This collection of five essays examines the ways in which history, as a discipline, currently reflects ongoing scholarship on gender, race, ethnicity, social class, and sexual orientation. In "Rethinking History," Carol Ruth Berkin reviews the incorporation of social history into elementary, secondary, and postsecondary textbooks. In "History--Writing from the Margins," Martha C. Howell examines the effects of social history on the profession and the interdisciplinary nature of much of the scholarship on gender, race, ethnicity, and social class. In "Puerto Rican Women's Historiography and the Inclusive Curriculum," Altagracia Ortiz traces the development of Puerto Rican women's history over the last several decades and notes the lack of inclusion of Puerto Rican history into the curriculum. In "American Social History," Myra B. Young Armstead argues that the study of issues surrounding gender, race, ethnicity, and social class have directly challenged conventional historical wisdom and augmented historians' understanding of the past. In "Measuring Impact," Judith P. Zinsser argues that while the field of women's history has grown exponentially over the last several decades, women's experiences continue to be subsumed under men's history or fall prey to old denigrating prejudices. Most essays contain references. (MDM)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Females, Feminism, Feminist Criticism, Gender Issues, Higher Education, History, History Instruction, Models, Puerto Ricans, Race, Research, Research Methodology, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sex Fairness, Sexuality, Social History, Theories, United States History, Womens History
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Towson Univ., Baltimore, MD. National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources on Women.
Note: For related documents in this series, see HE 032-663-689.