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Maguth, Brad M.; Yang, Huiyong – Journal of International Social Studies, 2019
Existing research in global and social studies education has focused on methods, tools, and instruments to impart dispositions and skills for global learning, with little research pertaining to key global content knowledge. In this manuscript, the authors consider the use of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a prospective global…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Sustainable Development, Objectives, Social Studies
US Agency for International Development, 2016
USAID's commitment to empowering adolescent girls to reach their full potential is reflected in the Agency's larger efforts to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment. The Agency holds decades of experience leading advances for greater gender equality and empowerment that benefit adolescent girls; however, these activities have not been…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Empowerment, Equal Education
Fryer, Roland G., Jr.; Levitt, Steven D. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2009
We document and analyze the emergence of a substantial gender gap in mathematics in the early years of schooling using a large, recent, and nationally representative panel of children in the United States. There are no mean differences between boys and girls upon entry to school, but girls lose more than two-tenths of a standard deviation relative…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Females, Achievement Gap, Mathematics
Okpechi, Simeon O.; Belmasrour, Rachid – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2011
In the past twenty years, the number of qualified women accountants in the U.S. has outstripped that of men according to American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; yet these women occupy few strategic positions in accounting firms. Retention has been a major issue. This study explores how the perception of their status, investments and…
Descriptors: Females, Accounting, Professional Personnel, Gender Issues
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Steward, Doug – Academe, 2003
Significant obstacles stand in the way of analyzing the integration of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) faculty members into the U.S. professoriate. Whereas the National Center for Education Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau, and other agencies collect voluminous, valuable data on race, gender, and ethnicity, few data exist for…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity
Bennett, Daniel L. – Center for College Affordability and Productivity (NJ1), 2011
This paper estimates historical measures of equality in the distribution of education in the United States by age group and sex. Using educational attainment data for the population, the EduGini measure indicates that educational inequality in the U.S. declined significantly between 1950 and 2009. Reductions in educational inequality were more…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Statistical Distributions, Educational Attainment, Educational Trends
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Duke, Thomas Scott; McCarthy, Kathrin W. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2009
We reviewed 31 articles that explored issues related to gender and sexuality in early childhood education (ECE) settings. This body of literature suggests that ECE programs and elementary schools often reinforce the homophobia, heterosexism, and sexism that characterize contemporary U.S. society. A number of the articles described strategies that…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Homosexuality
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Symons, Gladys L. – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 1980
Women in Canada and the U.S. enjoy neither equality of access to higher education nor equality of treatment within graduate level institutions. While women in the U.S. have somewhat greater access to graduate study, they are excluded from the sponsorship system in which Canadian women participate. (SB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Faculty, Equal Education, Females
US Agency for International Development, 2011
In late 2010, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah commissioned a new Agency-wide Education Strategy to ensure that USAID's global education investments would be informed by recent Presidential policy guidance; grounded in the most current evidence-based analysis of educational effectiveness; and aimed at…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Educational Strategies, Public Agencies, Technical Assistance
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Konstantopoulos, Spyros; Borman, Geoffrey – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: A main objective of the Equality of Educational Opportunity Survey (EEOS), conducted in 1965, was to document the lack of availability of equal educational opportunities for minority students in public schools. Another equally important objective was to reveal specific inequalities in facilities and resources available to…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Equal Education, Educational Objectives, Family Characteristics
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Nassar-McMillan, Sylvia C.; Wyer, Mary; Oliver-Hoyo, Maria; Schneider, Jennifer – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2011
Although both domestic U.S. and international statistics on population demographics within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields indicate overall gains and more even representation among various groups, caution must be taken to interpret these gains as suggesting blanket improvement in underrepresentation issues. When…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Career Choice, Disproportionate Representation, Scientists
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Robbins, Kristin – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2004
In this article the author explores how the specific gender dynamics among newly arrived Vietnamese children influence classroom behavior in unanticipated ways. By focusing on specific ethnic experiences and data, analyzing similarities and differences, and offering other major findings on gender and power dynamics, she adds to the literature on…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Power Structure, Vietnamese People, Equal Education
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Leaper, Campbell; Valin, Dena – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 1996
Among 50 Mexican American married mothers and 33 Mexican American married fathers of preschool children, egalitarian gender attitudes were related to greater educational attainment and placing lower value on competitiveness for both mothers and fathers, and to U.S. birth and holding communal values for mothers. Suggests that egalitarian gender…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Educational Attainment, Fathers, Mexican Americans
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Ginsburg, Ruth Bader – University of Cincinnati Law Review, 1975
In discussing the constitutional aspects of the sex-role debate in the U.S. the author traces the tradition, compares the present criterion of equal protection to the equal rights argument, and analyzes the equality principle with reference to affirmative action and to childbearing and childrearing, supporting the proposed equal rights amendment.…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Equal Protection
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Percheski, Christine – American Sociological Review, 2008
Over the past 50 years, women's roles have changed dramatically--a reality captured by substantial increases in employment and reductions in fertility. Yet, the social organization of work and family life has not changed much, leading to pervasive work-family conflict. Observing these strains, some scholars wonder whether U.S. women's high…
Descriptors: Employed Women, Cohort Analysis, Managerial Occupations, Professional Occupations
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