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American Association of University Women

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Works: 917 works in 1,287 publications in 1 language and 11,709 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Conference proceedings  Bibliography  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Catalogs  History  Archives  Scrapbooks  Newspapers 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: HQ798, 305.235
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Schoolgirls : young women, self-esteem, and the confidence gap by Peggy Orenstein ( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 2,333 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
AAUW journal by American Association of University Women ( )
in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes the Association's Register
Graduate woman ( )
in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Changes and experiments in liberal-arts education by American Association of University Women ( Book )
4 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 410 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 402 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."
Journal of the American Association of University Women by American Association of University Women ( )
in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shortchanging girls, shortchanging America ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 334 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 ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 273 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 )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contributions towards a bibliography of the higher education of women by American Association of University Women ( Book )
5 editions published in 1897 in English and held by 177 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 )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Poll shows graphically how classroom gender bias hurts girls' self-esteem school achievement, and career aspirations."--P. 18
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 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why so few? : women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by Catherine Hill ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 94 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
Housing college students by American Association of University Women ( Book )
3 editions published in 1934 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Papers presented at the Conference on the Housing of College Students, called by the American Association of University Women
Alice Freeman Palmer in memoriam, 1855-1902 by American Association of University Women ( Book )
2 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tool catalog: techniques and strategies for successful action program by American Association of University Women ( Book )
5 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contributions toward a bibliography of the higher education of women supplement no. 1 by American Association of University Women ( Book )
6 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summaries of studies on the economic status of women by American Association of University Women ( Book )
7 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Association of Collegiate Alumnae (U.S.)

controlled identity Southern Association of College Women

A.A.U.W.
AAUW
AAUW Abkuerzung
Association of University Women
Association of University Women United States
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English (146)
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