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Tobias, Sheila

Overview
Works: 113 works in 264 publications in 4 languages and 9,520 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Examinations  History  Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Conference papers and proceedings  Songs and music  Bibliography  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Creator
Classifications: QA11, 510.7
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Overcoming math anxiety by Sheila Tobias( Book )

39 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the nature and origins of anxiety about mathematics and provides advice on working with a variey of specific mathematical concepts and problems
Succeed with math : every student's guide to conquering math anxiety by Sheila Tobias( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is intended to prepare high school students for college-level mathematics by explaining basic concepts and showing "how math is used today in business planning, social research, and laboratory experiments"--Back cover
Faces of feminism : an activist's reflections on the women's movement by Sheila Tobias( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As one of the main players in the second wave of feminism, Sheila Tobias returns to Kate Millet's central tenet, "sexual politics," and argues that it can still unite progressive men and women around a common set of goals. Providing a map of a complex terrain, Tobias details "generations" of issues, each more radical and therefore harder to tackle than the ones before. She sets the story in two contexts: feminism's own evolving strategies and America's political landscape. Even though her passion for feminism remains, she is not unwilling to critique the sisterhood and herself for failing to see, for example, that not every woman would be a feminist nor every man an enemy. In the heady first years, feminists forgot that deeper even than gender is the liberal/conservative divide in American politics. From the origins of the movement through feminist theory and new scholarship on women, Tobias traces the political history of the second wave and its comeuppance at the hands of Phyllis Schafly's StopERA -- coincidental with the nation's careering toward the Right. Somehow, feminism survived the 1980s, but by having to fight brush fires throughout the Reagan-Bush presidencies, the movement lost some of its breadth and much of its taste for the mainstream. Because of her activism and her feeling for the period she chronicles, Tobias is at once inside and outside the issues of sexual preference, pornography, the draft, the Mommy Track, comparable worth, affirmative action, reproductive rights, and the challenges of equality versus difference."--Publisher description
What kinds of guns are they buying for your butter? : a beginner's guide to defense, weaponry, and military spending( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They're not dumb, they're different : stalking the second tier by Sheila Tobias( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To solve the twin problems of a projected shortfall of science workers and general science illiteracy in the United States, many educators have proposed a massive restructuring of the curriculum and pedagogy of elementary and secondary school science. This resarch suggests that science eudcators focus on such issues as course design, teaching and curriculum as well as on recruitment, rewards, and opportunities in science. The goal would be to attract that group of able students who can do science, but select other options dubbed the "second tier." By getting to know these students and finding ways to reverse their migration from science to other disciplines, it should be possible to stem the massive loss of potential science workers that occurs during the college years. To explain reasons for this "second tier" students, six nonscience graduate students and one professor were paid to seriously audit for one semester an introductory physics or chemistry course. Each participant kept a record of his or her reactions to the course (E.G., comments about an instructor's approach, content of course, etc.). To determine if these accounts were typical, data from the "Concentration Choice Study 1978-1983" of 300 Harvard-Radcliffe students were studied. The study focused particularly on male-female differences and science-nonscience predictors. Analysis of the interview data revealed that for both men and women, enjoying a science course more than all other freshmen courses was a significant predictor of their decision to major in science. A final synthesis of the research findings of these studies is provided. (Cw)
Women, militarism, and war : essays in history, politics, and social theory( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hidden curriculum : faculty-made tests in science by Sheila Tobias( Book )

30 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This resource manual for college-level science instructors reevaluates the role of testing in their curricula and describes innovative techniques pioneered by other teachers. part I examines the effects of the following on lower-division courses: changes in exam content, format, and environment; revisions in grading practices; student response; colleague reaction' the sharing of new practices with other interested professionals, and more. The book includes a comprehensive introduction, faculty-composed narratives, commentaries by well-known science educators, and a visual index to 100 more refined innovations
Revitalizing undergraduate science : why some things work and most don't by Sheila Tobias( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explains why so few efforts at reforming science education are successful, and why it is that the 300 studies on the subject published over the past decade have done little more than add to a growing body of literature. The book describes programs which are successful in terms of faculty accomplishments, students graduated and entering advanced study or professional workplace, and showing evidence of high morale among both faculty and undergraduates. Common elements in many of these programs are abandonment of an almost exclusive emphasis on problem solving and modification of the lecture format to permit teaching of underlying concepts. Other variations in traditional introductory physics and chemistry courses are aimed at persuading those simply fulfilling graduation requirements to major in science; at bringing minority students into the fold; or at combining physics or various sub-fields of chemistry in different ways to promote better understanding. Harvard's "chem-phys," is provided as an example of such a combination, but also as a case study of how innovation can be stymied by a lack of university-wide change. The author uses methods of ethnography in reporting what makes individual programs interesting, what their faculty are doing, and what program participants are thinking. (PR)
Portrait of an age by Erich Salomon( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and German and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking the science barrier : how to explore and understand the sciences by Sheila Tobias( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking science as a career : perceptions and realities in the physical sciences by Sheila Tobias( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminist : Stories from Women's Liberation( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Structured as a personal journey of rediscovery by filmmaker Jennifer Lee, this documentary brings the momentous first decade of second wave feminism vividly to life. Its trajectory starts with the earliest stirrings in 1963 and ends with the movements full blossoming in 1970--from the Presidential Commissions report on widespread discrimination against women and publication of Betty Friedan's Feminine Mystique up through radical feminists' takeover of the Statue of Liberty and Friedan's calls for a womens strike for equality. A wealth of period footage captures landmark events and the pivotal roles of the National Organization for Women (NOW), the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Redstockings, and other organizations. Thirty-five diverse interviewees, including rank-and-file activists along with well-known feminists Betty Friedan, Frances M. Beale, Gloria Steinem, Robin Morgan, Ti-Grace Atkinson, and others, share memories of the period as well as issues and challenges that still resonate today. A great introduction to Womens Studies and critical viewing for historians and academics interested in feminism, activism and the Women's Movement." -- Publisher's description
Science teaching as a profession : why it isn't, how it could be by Sheila Tobias( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Give the ballot to the mothers : songs of the suffragists : a history in song( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings by Cornell Conference on Women( Book )

2 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science in solution : the impact of undergraduate research on student learning by David Lopatto( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Science in Solution offers clear, empirical support for the value of undergraduate research. It also explores the effectiveness of research-like pedagogy in science courses, and assesses the impact of good and bad mentors."--Publisher's description
Female studies : a collection of college syllabi and reading lists by Sheila Tobias( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le mythe des maths : vaincre l'anxiété des mathématiques by Sheila Tobias( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur cherche à comprendre d'où provient la peur des mathématiques, elle explique comment on peut la vaincre et même s'en faire une alliée. Dans les chapitres 6 et 7, elle montre enfin comment des concepts mathématiques peuvent être rendus plus accessibles s'ils sont présentés sous forme de jeux
Banishing math anxiety by Sheila Tobias( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resource catalogue for practioners : math anxiety, math avoidance, reentry mathematics by Sheila Tobias( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Succeed with math : every student's guide to conquering math anxietyFaces of feminism : an activist's reflections on the women's movementWomen, militarism, and war : essays in history, politics, and social theoryThe hidden curriculum : faculty-made tests in scienceBreaking the science barrier : how to explore and understand the sciencesScience teaching as a profession : why it isn't, how it could be
Languages
English (150)

Italian (10)

French (4)

German (1)