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American Association of University Women

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Works: 1,808 works in 2,429 publications in 1 language and 15,869 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Bibliography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Handbooks and manuals  Directories  Catalogs 
Roles: Other, Publisher, Editor
Classifications: HQ798, 305.235
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Schoolgirls : young women, self-esteem, and the confidence gap by Peggy Orenstein( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 2,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1990, the American Association of University Women conducted a ground-breaking poll that highlighted how, as young girls reach adolescence, their self-esteem plummets. The conclusion of the study (an investigation that involved over three thousand girls and boys between the ages of nine and fifteen and cut across ethnic and regional lines) was alarming: there is a crisis in this country regarding the way we educate our daughters. In spite of the changes in women's roles in society - and in the lives of their own mothers - many American girls still fall into traditional patterns of low self-image and self-censorship. Girls begin first grade with the same levels of skill and ambition as boys, but, all too often, by the time they reach high school their doubts have crowded out their dreams. They emerge from adolescence with reduced expectations of life, and much less confidence in themselves and in their abilities than boys have. In SchoolGirls, journalist Peggy Orenstein presents the human side of the study's disturbing statistics, using an accessible, narrative approach to explore the influences of home, school, and society on adolescent female self-esteem and the difference between how boys and girls are raised to think about themselves. Through detailed and lively anecdotes - obtained during a year spent with eighth graders at two California schools, as well as interviews with their parents and teachers - Orenstein brings to life the AAUW's profoundly important findings. At Weston Middle School, we meet Lisa, who believes a girl's weight is more important than her intelligence; Suzy, who decides she is "too cute to be a lawyer"; and Evie, who proclaims herself to be a feminist yet tolerates sexual harassment by a popular boy. At Audubon Middle School, however, where the predominantly African-American and Latina girls struggle with pressures forced upon them by their gender, race, and low socioeconomic status, we meet LaRhonda and April, whose confidence in themselves outside the classroom clashes inside its walls with a hidden curriculum designed to "subdue them into disengaged silence." Marta, a Latina almost unnoticed by her teachers and overprotected by her parents, considers undergoing a sexually abusive gang initiation rite in order to gain some measure of acceptance. An essential read for everyone concerned about gender equity, SchoolGirls shows how the media and our educational system are shortchanging our children. It is a book that can inspire us to change the way we treat girls and the way we educate girls: ultimately, this is a book with the potential to improve the status of women in this country
Changes and experiments in liberal-arts education by American Association of University Women( Book )

4 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new mass media: challenge to a free society by Gilbert Seldes( Book )

5 editions published between 1957 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents New Mass. Media, Inc., an online information source for the northeast United States. Includes classified ads, book reviews, music information, food and restaurants, theater, arts, and personal ads. Highlights information for Westchester County, New York; Fairfield County, Connecticut; New Haven, Connecticut; Hartford, Connecticut; and Springfield, Massachusetts. Provides access to the online newspapers: the "Westchester County Weekly," the "Fairfield County Weekly," the "New Haven Advocate," the "Hartford Advocate," the "Springfield Advocate," and the "Valley Advocate."
AAUW journal by American Association of University Women( )

in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graduate woman( )

in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of the American Association of University Women( )

in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions towards a bibliography of the higher education of women by American Association of University Women( Book )

6 editions published in 1897 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortchanging girls, shortchanging America by Victoria A. A Kamsler( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how girls' efforts in the classroom are subtly discouraged. Stresses the need to promote self-esteem in female students
Building on Beijing : United States NGOs shape a women's national action agenda by Stanley Foundation( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortchanging girls, shortchanging America : executive summary : a nationwide poll that assesses self-esteem, educational experiences, interest in math and science, and career aspirations of girls and boys ages 9-15( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poll shows graphically how classroom gender bias hurts girls' self-esteem school achievement, and career aspirations."--Page 18
Vocational training a classified list of institutions training educated women for occupations other than teaching by American Association of University Women( Book )

5 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graduate and professional education of women : proceedings of AAUW conference held at the AAUW Educational Center, May 9-10, 1974. by AAUW Conference( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in early Texas by Evelyn M Carrington( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographies of fifty notable women representing various ethnic groups which influenced the early history of Texas
Liberating our children, ourselves : a handbook of women's studies course materials for teacher educators by Suzanne Howard( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document presents a rationale for the use of women's studies courses in teacher education programs and offers suggestions concerning possible topics to cover, books to read, and projects to do. It stresses that women's courses are ideally team taught and nonhierarchical, placing a strong emphasis on student involvement in the direction of the course. Units are suggested for a model course, "Sex Role and Education." Suggested topics include hiring and other employment practices, children's books, the socialization process, and changing discriminatory attitudes. Specific objectives are outlined in terms of what any college course should provide and what a women's course in particular should offer. Among the suggested learning projects are journals, individual experiments, and case studies of particular women. A number of ideas for research topics are suggested, along with possible ways of researching the topics. Suggested books are grouped under headings such as the History of the American Woman, Woman's Place, Women as a Minority Group, Sex Roles, and Counseling. A list of organizations dealing with women's rights issues is also included. (Cd)
Achieving Gender Equity in the Classroom and on the Campus : the Next Steps : AAUW pre-convention symposium, Disney's Contemporary Resort, Orlando, Florida, June 22-24, 1995 by Achieving Gender Equity in the Classroom and on the Campus : the Next Steps( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why so few? : women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by Catherine Hill( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an era when women are increasingly prominent in medicine, law and business, why are there so few women scientists and engineers? A new research report by AAUW presents compelling evidence that can help to explain this puzzle. Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics presents in-depth yet accessible profiles of eight key research findings that point to environmental and social barriers - including stereotypes, gender bias and the climate of science and engineering departments in colleges and universities - that continue to block women's participation and progress in science, technology, engineering, and math. The report also includes up to date statistics on girls' and women's achievement and participation in these areas and offers new ideas for what each of us can do to more fully open scientific and engineering fields to girls and women."--Pub. desc
Gender and race on the campus and in the school, beyond affirmative action : symposium proceedings featuring current research and model programs presented at the June 19-21, 1997, college/university symposium by Gender and Race on the Campus and in the School: Beyond Affirmative Action( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graduate woman( )

in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The need of well educated teachers and adequate salaries in the elementary grades of our public schools by American Association of University Women( Book )

2 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of the American Association of University Women by American Association of University Women( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Schoolgirls : young women, self-esteem, and the confidence gap
Alternative Names

controlled identityAssociation of Collegiate Alumnae (U.S.)

controlled identitySouthern Association of College Women

A.A.U.W.

AAUW

Association of University Women

Association of University Women United States

美国大学妇女联合会

美國大學婦女協會

美國大學婦女聯合會

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English (121)

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Lucy Somerville Howorth : New Deal lawyer, politician, and feminist from the South