ERIC Number: EJ880375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Addressing the Sexualization of Girls through Comprehensive Programs, Advocacy, and Systemic Change: Implications for Professional School Counselors
Choate, Laura; Curry, Jennifer R.
Professional School Counseling, v12 n3 p213-222 Feb 2009
While today's girls are learning that they can achieve at the highest educational and professional levels, they also receive strong cultural messages that portray girls and women according to limiting sexual stereotypes. The trend toward the sexualization of girls is increasing in contemporary culture and can negatively impact girls' academic, career, and personal development. In this article, we describe the impact of these trends on girls' development and provide interventions for use in comprehensive school counseling programs.
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Females, Comprehensive Programs, Advocacy, Systems Approach, Attitude Change, School Counseling, School Counselors, Program Effectiveness, Early Adolescents, Self Concept, Mass Media Effects, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Role, Parent Influence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A