ERIC Number: EJ540768
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Getting What They Deserve: Eighth-Grade Girls, Culture, and Empowerment.
Fishman, Andrea R.
Voices from the Middle, v3 n1 p25-32 Feb 1996
Reports on a study of stories written by eighth graders in three very different schools, stories carrying powerful messages about how girls understand their place in the world. Finds that, in one set of stories, females control their lives only as long as they are "good," and in the other set, autonomous female protagonists fail (often for no discernible reason). (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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