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Women's Educational Equity Act Program (U.S.)

Works: 302 works in 463 publications in 1 language and 5,524 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliographies  Directories  Abstracts  Biographies  Life skills guides 
Classifications: E184.C97, 305.4
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A Road well traveled : three generations of Cuban American women by Terry Doran( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of our past : units in women's history : U.S. history student manual by Susan Groves( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, sex, and society by Ann E Kammer( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This manual is a compilation of articles about women who pursue careers in science and the multiple sources and forms of discouragement they encounter. It is intended as a guide when developing courses that explore career opportunities and pressures for women in science and a resource in understanding the interaction between science, society, and individuals. Those who would find this manual useful would be postsecondary and secondary faculty and students of science, social science, and mathematics; career counseling personnel; and preservice and inservice teachers. An appendix provides references, career counseling information, and extensive resources for developing an introductory college course to encourage women to enter science fields. (Author/SA)
Removing bias : guidelines for student-faculty communication by Mercilee M Jenkins( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the realization that professors' cultural and personal backgrounds affect the way they transmit information and the way they interact with men and women students in their classes, this booklet is designed to help faculty members assess how they are presenting subject matter to their students. The first section of the booklet, "Student-Faculty Communication Patterns," identifies and proposes solutions to problems of stereotyping, biases in language structures and usages, and patterns of discrimination in classroom interaction that can differently affect women and men of varied cultural backgrounds. The second section, "The Student Performance Questionnaire," suggests a way to seek student opinions of classroom interaction patterns according to the student's age, sex, and race. Specifically, this section contains a discussion of the development of the questionnaire, directions for its use, a copy of the questionnaire, suggestions for analyzing data gained from it, and instructions for interpreting its results. The booklet also contains an extensive bibliography. (FL)
The impact of women on American education by Linda K Kerber( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for use in preservice teacher education programs, this unit provides an overview of the role that women have played as educators. The publication is designed to help future teachers become knowledgeable about issues of sexism and skilled in approaches to alleviating this problem in schools. The sections are chronological. Section 1, "Colonial Women as Educators, 1600-1776," examines early private schools and differences in educating females and males. Section 2, "Educating Citizens for the Republic, 1776-1860," discusses the development of mass education, the growth of the female seminary, the role of women in teaching, women's rights, and educating black children in antebellum America. The third section, "The Reshaping of Mass Public Education, 1865-1900," deals with the feminization of teaching, vocational education, women's access to higher education, the social settlement house, and the rise of the kindergarten. In section 4, "Teaching as a Career in the Twentieth Century, 1900-1960," teachers' organizations, progressive education, new opportunities for black women and racial integration of public schools are discussed. The fifth section, "Toward Non-Sexist Schools, 1960-1980," deals with sex discrimination in teaching and changes in educational policy. Section 6 contains a brief summary. Discussion questions and related activities are provided at the conclusion of the publication. Ninety-seven references are included. (Rm)
Breaking the silence : seven courses in women's studies( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To make a difference : a trainer's guide for working with campus-based women's centers and other women's organizations( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life skills for women in transition by Margaret R Hunt( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This workshop guide is designed for facilitators of programs that assist women in coping with their newly independent status as a result of divorce, widowhood, or other life transitions. The guide reviews the leadership skills needed for organizing a workshop, planning tips, recruitment, resources and other preparations. A format for the workshop or course series is suggested, including assertiveness and stress management, educational opportunities, career exploration, job seeking, and family communication. A sample application and a sample advertising flyer are also provided along with suggestions for incorporating audiovisual materials and guest speakers into the workshop/course program. (JAC)
Black girls and schooling : directory of strategies and programs for furthering the academic performance and persistence rate of black females K-12 by Pamela V McNeely( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document comprises a review of the literature on the academic performance and academic persistance of young, black females and a 50-item directory of multicultural, nonsexist educational strategies and programs for this population. Each of the strategies includes the following characteristics: (1) caring adults; (2) belief that schools can offer equal educational opportunities to minorities and women; (3) educators who believe in their own ability to influence students' lives; (4) student empowerment; (5) multifaceted approach to combating low academic achievement and high dropout rates; (6) curriculum and instructional materials that avoid sexist and minority stereotypes; (7) high expectations for student success; (8) parent involvement; (9) academic orientation; (10) peer support groups; and (11) early intervention strategies. Each listing includes a brief program description, and the name and address of a contact person. Strategies are grouped in the following categories: (1) Academic Performance; (2) Academic Persistence; (3) Personal/Social Development; (4) Career Exploration; (5) Employment; (6) Curriculum; (7) Staff Development; and (8) School Leadership. A chart provides a subject and educational level index. An extensive bibliography is also included. (FMW)
The Female experience in America : development, counseling and career issues : a learning/teaching guide by Sharon B Lord( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide is one of a four-book series on female development designed to provide a model for a sex-fair graduate training program in counseling, educational psychology, and career education. It focuses on the female experience in America, especially developmental, psychological, counseling and career/life style issues. This book is divided into four major units: (1) female development, psychologically and physically; (2) career patterns and life styles; (3) feminist approaches to counseling and therapy; and (4) critical counseling issues facing women such as depression, divorce, widowhood, abuse, and physical health. The lesson format includes a rationale, learning objectives and activities, facilitator instructions, and suggested references. The appendix contains an annotated bibliography of additional media resources. (Author/NRB)
Beyond the stereotypes : a guide to resources for black girls and young women( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A model program for statewide Title IX capacity building by Barbara K Berard( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This manual is intended to increase awareness of Title ix and related equity issues at the local school district level by providing materials and resources to specialists in school districts. The manual: (1) describes a model traveling equity resource display; and (2) provides instructions, agendas, and participant materials for a two-day training workshop. Sample display materials and order lists that describe how to obtain items in the display are provided in section L. Items for the display may be obtained both free of charge and at cost from various equity organizations. Section 2 includes a description of the two-day training workshop and selected samples of workshop materials. The workshop is designed to train local school district personnel to conduct one to two hour inservice training sessions in their own school districts. The workshop comprises four major topic areas: (1) Title ix; (2) women's history; (3) mathematics; and (4) science and computer equity. The following materials are provided for the four components of the workshop: (1) goal statements and content; (2) trainer instruction sheets for the activities; (3) activities handouts; and (4) agenda for a sample workshop. (Sm)
Gender bias in SAT items by James W Loewen( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex-related bias on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (sat) was studied in a sample of 1,112 students in sat coaching classes who took the sat. Of these, 1,028 answered an additional questionnaire (Appendix a of this report) about high school grade point average, perceived abilities, and background. Almost all of the subjects were 11th graders (97.8%), with 0.7% sophomores and 1.5% seniors. Seven items on the verbal and 10 on the math section showed more than a 10% difference in the percentage of each sex getting them correct. An additional 22 verbal items and 16 math items showed a difference greater than 5% in favoring one sex. Other questions considered were methods of test construction that might reduce bias, the relationships between sat scores and school performance, the role of test anxiety on sat performance, and the effects of sat scores on college choices. As other researchers have found, girls did less well than boys on the sat, yet had higher school grades. Recommendations for sex-fairer tests include the following: (1) remove items having large response differences between the sexes unless balanced by other items; (2) manipulate mean scores on the verbal test so that males and females score equally; (3) ensure that verbal content on math items favors girls; and (4) make validity studies correlating test scores and first-year college performance widely available both to consumers and researchers. Nineteen tables and two graphs are included. (Sld)
National Women's History Week : a multi-cultural infusion model( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appalachian women : a learning/teaching guide by Sharon B Lord( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Appalachian women share many experiences and circumstances in common with American women in general and with rural American women in particular, the economics, social and political history, and circumstances peculiar to the region have forged life experiences for females in Appalachia which merit independent attention. This learning/teaching guide is designed to provide the necessary information for developing and/or facilitating graduate courses or pursuing independent learning about the Appalachian female experience, sex-role socialization, and women's career development. Each lesson provides an introduction to the literature, learning objectives, directions for the learner, classroom and individual learning activities, a bibliography of related readings, and an appendix including original articles developed specifically for the lesson. Unit I introduces the learner and teacher to the variety of issues and concerns of Appalachian women through their writing--in poetry, music, and prose. Unit II focuses on sex roles in Appalachia from both historical and contemporary viewpoints. Unit III explores psycho-social aspects of the female experience including employment, health, education, and counseling needs. More than 700 major Appalachian writings by and/or about women are listed in a supplementary bibliography. (NEC)
The hidden discriminator : sex and race bias in educational research by Patricia B Campbell( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph examines educational research and some of the myths surrounding it. The results of educational research strongly influence education. Much research, past and present, is biased. It is necessary to understand that race and sex bias can affect research, to understand how to determine whether bias is present, and to know how to minimize its effects. To demystify research, people need to gain familiarity with research terms and methods and its strengths and weaknesses, and they need to use their understanding to examine many of the myths that exist about research. The myth that research and researchers are always objective is the most difficult one to refute, but examples of bias are not hard to find. It is not difficult to find bias in historical educational research, but the bias of today tends to be more subtle. Two areas in which bias has strongly influenced research are student interracial interaction and sex differences in mathematics ability. Guidelines are provided for determining bias in research, reducing the negative effects of bias, and making research more valuable to policymakers and practitioners. Suggestions are also offered for improving research by viewing it more critically. An appendix, "A Beginner's Guide to Educational Research," introduces the basics. A 104-item list of references is included. (SLD)
Design for equity : women and leadership in higher education by Carol Konek( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-one articles are compiled on the struggle of women for equity in education, including background material, theory, practice, accomplishments, and legislation. Plans, programs, and accomplishments are outlined for Project DELTA, the Women's Educational Equity grant program, which has as its goal the promotion of equity for women in higher education, specifically in leadership and decision-making roles. Research has been focused on aspects of behavioral changes for women: life and career planning, self-assessment of leadership qualities and leadership skills, as well as on institutional policies and goals. Among the topics discussed in this manual are the Women's Educational Equity Act, "sexism in academe," the advancement of women in higher education administration, women's equity as a university priority, the dilemma of the black woman in higher education, and the question of whether the woman changes the system or vice-versa. Addresses and programs from various fields, abstracts of DELTA workshop activities, biographical notes on all participants in the present manual, and a selected bibliography are included. (PJM)
Circles of women : professionalization training for American Indian women : a manual for counselors, teachers, workshop leaders, and trainers by Teresa Davis LaFromboise( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This manual is a resource guide for leadership training workshops for American Indian women. Section I of the manual presents an overview of critical issues involved in the professionalization of American Indian women, including (1) the traditional roles of Indian women, and their precedent for contemporary professional roles; (2) the major issues and problems facing Indian women today, particularly in terms of acculturation stress, difficulties in maintaining the extended family, and pressures for bicultural competence; and (3) professionalization as an extension of traditional roles and as a means of coping with contemporary problems. This section identifies obstacles faced by Indian women interested in professional careers and clarifies the need for skills training in various areas. Section ii of the manual is a complete workshop series on: enhancing self-esteem, acquiring culturally appropriate assertiveness skills, planning careers both on and off the reservation, and developing financial management abilities. The workshop materials include a brief overview of the issue, options for presentation of a one-day or three-day agenda, specific training instructions and exercises with training worksheets, references, and suggested readings. Activities, modeling, feedback, and homework assignments are included along with a brief list of preparatory activities, logistics, and a workshop evaluation form. (Lfl)
Women, numbers, and dreams : biographical sketches and math activities by Teri Perl( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet was written to provide role models for young people. Included are stories of 13 interesting women who have worked in careers that require substantial training in mathematics, with the hope of encouraging students to aspire to careers in fields using mathematics. Both contemporary and noncontemporary women are included to provide contrast between situations faced by women today and in the past. Mathematics activities are included to show that mathematics is far more than the arithmetic learned in elementary schools. Elementary number theory concepts such as prime numbers, triangular numbers, and common multiples are reinforced in mathematics shade-ins, where a picture is tied to the story. Role play is also incorporated. Biographical stories are given for Mary Somerville, Ada Lovelace, Sonya Kovalevskaya, Mary Boole, Emmy Noether, Lenore Blum, Evelyn Boyd Granville, Fanya Montalvo, Edna Paisano, Grace Yang, and three computer consultants from Wisconsin. (Mns)
Your money and your life : financial planning for low-income working women by Carol Wintle( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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controlled identityUnited States. Department of Education

United States. Department of Education. Women's Educational Equity Act Program

United States. Women's Educational Equity Act Program

W.E.E.A. Program (U.S.)

WEEA Program (U.S.)

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