ERIC Number: ED467277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Boy v. Girl? How Gender Shapes Who We Are, What We Want, and How We Get Along.
Abrahams, George; Ahlbrand, Sheila
Noting that the middle-school years are a time when adolescents "try on" roles and attitudes, test boundaries, and draw tentative conclusions about personal and social behaviors, this book draws on findings of a survey of nearly 2,000 10- to 17-year-olds regarding perceived and real differences between girls and boys to guide teens beyond the stereotypes and misconceptions that keep boys and girls from understanding and appreciating gender differences. Numerous surveys, activities, checklists, and practical advice are provided to help adolescents learn how to get along with others at school, at home, and in relationships. The chapters are: (1) "What in the World Is Gender, Anyway?"; (2) "Are Girls and Boys Really So Different?"; (3) "Growing Up Boy, Growing Up Girl"; (4) "Making the Grade: Gender Issues in the Classroom"; (5) "On the Playing Field and in the Halls: Gender Issues beyond the Classroom"; (6) "Hip or Hype? What's the Message in the Media?"; (7) "Making Connections: Girls, Boys, and the Social Scene"; and (8) "Beyond 'Boy v. Girl': Finding the Real You." (Contains a 35-item bibliography.) (KB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Behavior, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Coping, Dating (Social), Emotional Adjustment, Family Relationship, Friendship, Gender Issues, Mass Media Effects, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Peer Relationship, Role Models, Sex Differences, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Sexual Harassment, Social Adjustment, Social Life, Surveys, Teacher Student Relationship
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