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Failing at Fairness: How America's Schools Cheat Girls

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andlt;Iandgt;Failing at Fairness,andlt;/Iandgt; the result of two decades of research, shows how gender bias makes it impossible for girls to receive an education equal to that given to boys. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;ULandgt; andlt;LIandgt;Girls' learning problems are not identified as often as boys' are andlt;BRandgt; andlt;LIandgt;Boys receive more of their teachers' attention andlt;BRandgt; andlt;LIandgt;Girls start school testing higher in every academic subject, yet graduate from high school scoring 50 points lower than boys on the SAT andlt;/ULandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Hard-hitting and eye-opening, andlt;Iandgt;Failing at Fairnessandlt;/Iandgt; should be read by every parent, especially those with daughters.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-336) and index.

About the Author

Dr. Myra Sadkerandlt;/Bandgt; and andlt;Bandgt;Dr. David Sadker,andlt;/Bandgt; professors at The American University (Washington, D.C.), have been involved in training programs to combat sexism and sexual harassment in over forty states and overseas. Their ground-breaking research has sparked a national response to sexism in schools, including the recent report from the American Association of University Women, "How Schools Shortchange Girls."

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1 Hidden Lessons

2 Through the Back Door: The History of Women's Education

3 Missing in Interaction

4 The Self-Esteem Slide

5 High School: In Search of Herself

6 Test Dive

7 Higher Education: Colder by Degrees

8 The Miseducation of Boys

9 Different Voices, Different Schools

10 The Edge of Change

Notes

Recommended Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684800738
With:
Sadker, David
Author:
Sadker, David
Author:
Sadker, Myra
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Sex discrimination in education
Subject:
Women -- Education -- United States.
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Sexism in education.
Subject:
General Education
Subject:
Education-General
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
104-200
Publication Date:
19950331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 LINE DRAWINGS; 4 GRAPHS
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 14.385 oz

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