Achieving Gender Equity: Strategies for the Classroom

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Allyn and Bacon, 1995 - Education - 208 pages
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*HE07, Ideas and Strategies for Gender Equity in the Classroom, Dianne D. Horgan(Memphis State University), H, 256 pp., 7 x 9 1/4, 0-205-1, paperbound, 1995, $15.75, July*/ Written to ensure the awareness of present and future teachers of the potential for inequity in their classrooms based on gender, this book offers practical strategies to address the issue. Using recent research in social cognition and attribution theory as the underpinnings of the strategies offered, it incorporates case studies and examples spanning grades K-12.

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Contents

CHAPTER 2
18
Millie and Willie Grow
27
Toward a Solution CHAPTER 3
46
Strategies for Achieving Gender Equity
49
Perform a Gender Bias Audit of the Classroom
51
Teach SelfAssessment
77
Encourage RiskTaking and Help Students Set Goals
87
Take Pride in Success but Learn from Mistakes
93
Reduce Stereotypical Thinking
141
Redirect Selective Attention
161
Remember Individual Differences
165
Use Groups Effectively
171
Teach the Evaded Curriculum
175
Focus on Math and Science
177
Summary of the Strategies
182
Dealing with Parents
191

Provide Good Feedback
99
Avoid Negative Messages
105
Retrain Attributions
119
Epilogue
203
Name Index
207
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