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ERIC Number: ED514955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 154
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-8486-5
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The Electrical and Technology Curriculum of an Urban Charter High School and Its Impact for the Female in Academic and Trades Settings
Conway, Thomas Robert
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Saint Joseph's University
This study explores the impact of the electrical and technology curriculum of an urban charter high school in Philadelphia for the alumnae of the school. The study found a positive impact that empowered the alumnae to face gender and racial discrimination in their apprenticeship program. It also found a positive impact for alumnae that are not pursuing a path in the trades but instead are either in college or the working world. The alumnae shared their pride in having this knowledge that is from a traditionally male field. A critical postmodern feminist approach was taken in constructing this qualitative study. The entire alumnae of the school were contacted and three individuals discussed their experiences with the curriculum and how they have used it in their every day lives. The study presents the alumnae's voices and stories to demonstrate the positive impact of the curriculum for their lives. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania