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Murray, Susan L.; Meinholdt, Connie; Bergmann, Linda S. – Feminist Teacher, 1999
Examines three factors contributing to the perceived hostility toward women on university campuses dominated by science and engineering programs. Considers student resistance to direct instruction on gender issues and strategies for overcoming their resistance. Describes two courses that successfully used project-based learning to raise gender…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Strategies, Engineering Education, Gender Issues
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Stevens, Carolyn – Feminist Teacher, 1993
Maintains that information on the history of women and work has expanded dramatically since 1973. Provides an extensive bibliography organized in 30 themes appropriate for classroom use. Also presents an annotated bibliography of scholarly articles on women and work. (CFR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Blacks, Careers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wagner, Christine – Feminist Teacher, 1991
Examines the literature on women's experiences in the military and the Veterans Administration. Places special emphasis on women who served in Vietnam. Finds the amount of literature minimal compared to information available about male experiences. Argues that the available literature is a useful teaching tool that illustrates discrimination…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Blacks, Females, Feminism
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Coburn, Carol K. – Feminist Teacher, 1988
Reviews the history of arguments opposing coeducation in the university setting. Traces the arguments chronologically in order to detect patterns and processes. Concludes that, although the Victorian fears of association between males and females are no longer accepted, our patriarchal institutions remain intact in higher education. (KO)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Bibliographies, Coeducation, Educational Discrimination
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Cadet, Nancy – Feminist Teacher, 1989
Looks at the function and status of women faculty at colleges and universities in the United States. Focuses on how the adjunct faculty position when used as an economizing strategy by administrators places women in permanent disadvantaged and dead-end positions. Reviews adjunct faculty organizational efforts to make demands for pay equity and…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Employment Practices
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Berg, Allison; And Others – Feminist Teacher, 1989
Describes the experiences of heterosexual teachers in introducing the topic of sexual preference into a freshman writing course. Expounds on the pitfalls of a writing assignment in which students were asked to describe a conversation with someone about homosexuality. Includes numerous attempts at integrating lesbian and gay experiences into the…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, College Freshmen, Higher Education, Homosexuality
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Lowney, Kathleen S. – Feminist Teacher, 1989
Discusses the establishment of a course on the victimization of women in order to facilitate dialogue on the subject and to lay the groundwork for a sexual assault center. Describes course composition, expectations, format, syllabus, group projects, and reading lists. Emphasizes feminist sociological theories of female victimization. Includes a…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Course Objectives, Crime, Curriculum Development
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Bohmer, Susanne K. – Feminist Teacher, 1989
Addresses the problem in an introductory women's studies course of student resistance to generalizing statements that document inequality in society. Discusses a presentation made to the class on the importance of generalizations in understanding sociological and political research findings, including statistics. Maintains that objections to…
Descriptors: Bias, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Data Interpretation
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Burnier, DeLysa – Feminist Teacher, 1992
Asserts that courses in public administration provide special challenges for feminist instructors because men and women do not always have the same career opportunities or experiences. Describes the content and teaching procedures of a Principles of Public Administration course designed to consider women's issues. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Educational Strategies, Government Employees
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Russell, Julia D. – Feminist Teacher, 1993
Describes the impact of an independent school's switch to a coeducational institution from single sex boy's school. Discusses the process of redefining the school community and developing a set of core school values. Includes a set of recommended elements for successful coeducation programs. (CFR)
Descriptors: Coeducation, Cultural Context, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment
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Lee, Janet – Feminist Teacher, 1993
Contends that a critical question for women's studies educators is the impact of feminist education on a student's personal growth and development. Discusses classroom strategies to help students express anger appropriately and provides excerpts from student writing assignments. (CFR)
Descriptors: Anger, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Educational Objectives
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Scanlon, Jennifer – Feminist Teacher, 1993
Asserts that feminist instructors try to foster personal and social change. Maintains that feminist teachers must encourage activism in their classrooms to keep feminist culture alive. Describes two outside student activities, discusses group projects, and provides suggestions on student evaluation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Descriptions, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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Patten, Stan – Feminist Teacher, 1988
Examines 11 randomly selected English handbooks to determine the currently published guidelines for avoiding sexist language. Reveals that major differences exist among these handbooks when dealing with equality in language and suggests that feminist teachers exert leadership when selecting handbooks. Ranks five handbooks from offensive to…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, English Instruction, Feminism, Higher Education
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Rosser, Sue V. – Feminist Teacher, 1989
Presents five exercises, based on the "Chilly Climate" papers, designed to enhance faculty and staff sensitivity to the need of providing a comfortable learning environment for women. Covers definition of sexism, pronouns as power, gender differences in experiences with sexism, incorporating feminist scholarship into traditional courses,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Environment, Faculty Development, Females
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Bleich, David – Feminist Teacher, 1989
Maintains that sexism is the foundation on which all other forms of oppression are built. Discusses a classroom exercise in which 150 first-year students at Indiana University, Bloomington, write an essay describing a conversation with someone about homosexuality. Analyzes student essays in terms of what they reveal about the link between sexism…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Feminism, Higher Education, Homosexuality
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