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ERIC Number: ED448107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 30
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Nontraditional, Nongender Stereotyped Experiences: Do They Make a Difference for Young Women?
Hensley, Beth H.
What impact did a nontraditional work experience have on subsequent life decisions in older women's lives, and what can be learned from these experiences that could have an impact on the educational and career decisions of girls and young women? This paper presents data from a collaborative research project with a group of eight older adult women who shared a unique, nontraditional work experience during their late adolescence and young adulthood as members of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) between 1943 and 1954. The study was conducted within the traditions of feminist oral history, as described by Reinharz (1992), and of personal narrative or storytelling as described by Heilbrun (1988). The data reveal that this nontraditional experience had a pivotal impact for many of the young women on subsequent life decisions, especially about education and career. Potential implications of these results are explored as related to educational and vocational choices of today's girls and young women. Contains 40 references. (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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