ERIC Number: ED453357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Girls to Women: Setting the Agenda for the 21st Century. A Report by the Steering Committee of the Girls to Women Initiative.
Maryland State Commission for Women, Baltimore.; Maryland State Dept. of Human Resources, Baltimore.
The Girls to Women Initiative was undertaken by a group of Maryland professionals and volunteers to identify and help meet the needs of Maryland's girls and young women in the 21st century. The professionals and volunteers researched and held conferences examining gender-specific issues concerning health and lifestyle, family life, education, and economics and career choices. They reviewed the information gathered and formulated recommendations for immediate action and for a dramatic change in how Maryland will address issues affecting girls and young women in the future. The recommendations included calls for additional research, policy initiatives, funding, and empowering educational programs to address the following problems affecting girls and young women: (1) behavioral problems and lack of health care; (2) rape, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and fighting; (3) inadequate access to health information services and health care; (4) inadequate numbers of women in math, science, and technology programs; and (5) poverty, income disparity, and inadequate education/training and community supports for women. (The bibliography lists 19 references. Appendixes, constituting approximately 50% of the document, contain a description of future efforts needed and a report on the November 1997 conference on current and future roles of girls and young women.) (MN)
Descriptors: Activism, Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Learning, Agency Cooperation, Career Choice, Career Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Futures (of Society), Information Needs, Mathematics Instruction, Maturity (Individuals), National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Physical Education, Professional Associations, Public Sector, Salary Wage Differentials, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, State Action, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Transitional Programs, Womens Education
For full text: http://www.dhr.state.md.us/mcw/girltowomen.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Baltimore County Board of Education, Towson, MD. Title I Office.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.; American Univ., Washington, DC. Mid-Atlantic Equity Center.; Maryland Univ., College Park. Maryland Statewide Equity Resource Center.
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Commission for Women, Baltimore.; Maryland State Dept. of Human Resources, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland