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Tobias, Sheila

Overview
Works: 111 works in 242 publications in 3 languages and 9,704 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Conference papers and proceedings  Music  Bibliography  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Writer of accompanying material, Other
Classifications: QA11, 510.7
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Overcoming math anxiety by Sheila Tobias( Book )

30 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 2,983 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 between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 1,196 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 )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 909 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 )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 604 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 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 429 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 )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 418 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 336 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 )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary film tells the story of the women's liberation movement from the years 1963-1970. It explorers the details of the feminist revolution and connects the controversy around "feminism" with our incomplete memory of what really happened
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 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings by Cornell Conference on Women( Book )

4 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 74 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 72 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 51 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
Banishing math anxiety by Sheila Tobias( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come vincere la paura della matematica by Sheila Tobias( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in Italian and held by 23 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 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheila Tobias by Sheila Tobias( Recording )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An interview with Sheila Tobias
 
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Overcoming math anxiety
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English (104)

Italian (10)

French (4)

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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 theoryBreaking the science barrier : how to explore and understand the sciencesScience teaching as a profession : why it isn't, how it could be