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Title Gender gaps : where schools still fail our children / by the American Association of University Women.

Published New York : Marlowe & Co., [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  371.822 GEND {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 208 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Notes "Commissioned by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation. Researched by the American Institutes for Research"--Cover.
"A follow-up to the AAUW report: How schools shortchange girls"--Cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-187) and index.
Contents Introduction: Gauging Progress -- Ch. 1. Course-Taking Patterns -- Ch. 2. The Assessment Puzzle -- Ch. 3. Missing the Point on Standards -- Ch. 4. Educational Risks and Resiliency -- Ch. 5. Extracurriculars: Extras that Add up -- Ch. 6. Influencing Student Career Choices -- Ch. 7. Monitoring Gender Equity in the 21st Century -- App. Selected Baseline Measures for Gender Equity -- AAUW Equity Library.
Summary Gender Gaps - Where Schools Still Fail Our Children directly addresses the conflict between the standards movement and the pursuit to educational equity - the most hotly debated topic in schools today and of concern to all parents of school-aged children. On the eve of the 21st century, what progress have we made? What gaps still need to be addressed? How are technological advances and profound shifts in school demographics changing the way we teach? Most importantly, do new approaches to teaching and learning benefits both girls and boys? Gender Gaps confirms that public schools are making progress toward equitable treatment of boys and girls. Nevertheless, high academic standards for all students cannot be realized without equity. Equity differs from equality in asking not whether girls and boys receive the same education but whether they receive the right education to achieve a shared standard of excellence.
Other author American Institutes for Research.
American Association of University Women. Educational Foundation.
Subject How schools shortchange girls.
Women -- Education -- United States.
Educational equalization -- United States.
Educational change -- United States.
ISBN 1569246653