ERIC Number: ED461107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for a Gender-Balanced Curriculum in English, Grades 7-12.
National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Noting that women authors are still underrepresented and females are often stereotyped, these guidelines, prepared by the National Council of Teachers of English Committee on Women in the Profession, urge all English Departments to integrate literature by and about women into the curriculum. The guidelines discuss why balancing the curriculum matters and what can be done--offering nine suggestions for action, such as including selections by or about women every quarter of the school year, putting gender balance on the departmental meeting agenda, and inviting a knowledgeable woman writer or critic to speak about women's literature. The guidelines recommend a bibliography on women's literature and several reading selections for information. Also offered is a selected list of recommended books by or about women to help in developing a balanced curriculum for grades 7-12, subdivided into sections on grades 7 and 8, grades 9 and 10, grade 11, and grade 12. A list of short stories, many available in anthologies, is also included. (NKA)
Descriptors: Authors, English Curriculum, English Departments, English Instruction, English Literature, Females, Fiction, Gender Issues, Information Sources, North American Literature, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.