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Still Failing at Fairness: How Gender Bias Cheats Girls and Boys in School and What We Can Do About It Paperback – Bargain Price, April 28, 2009
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"Provides hard evidence of the discrimination women face from the first day of school." -- Patricia Ireland, former president, National Organization for Women
"Required reading for anyone interested in sex bias." -- The New York Times
"An eye-opener for any parent or teacher truly interested in equality." -- San Francisco Chronicle
About the Author
Karen R. Zittleman came to American University as a graduate student, worked with Dr. Sadker on gender equity research, then began researching teacher education issues, and now has graduated to co-author of this text. Karen brings both energy and insights to this textbook. Karen attended the University of Wisconsin for her bachelor s degree, and American University for her master s and doctorate. She teaches at American University s School of Education, and has been a virtual teacher for several courses offered online through the Women s Educational Equity Act. Her articles about gender, Title IX, and teacher education appear in the Journal of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappan, Principal and other professional journals. She is a contributing author to Teaching and Gender Equity: Foundations, Skills, Methods and Strategies (Lawrence Erlbaum publishers), and has created several equity websites. Karen has also authored Making Public Schools Great for Every Girl and Boy, an instructional guide on promoting equity in math and science instruction (National Educational Association), and educational film guides for A Hero for Daisy and Apple Pie: Raising Champions. She is project manager for Myra Sadker Advocates. Karen s research interests have focused on educational equity, foundations of education, teacher preparation, and spirituality in education.
Dr. Myra Sadker and Dr. David Sadker, 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." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
Ten years later, in the mid-2000's Sadker and Zittleman decided to revisit all the data and update their report with current research. Sadly, they didn't find much improvement. They did find improvement, but as the mountain of current research still shows, things have not improved much.
Please don't let dismissive reviews fool you. The folks doing this kind of research know that the Sadkers work is VERY up-to-date and is backed up by hundreds of other papers and studies that still show how far we have to go before more than half our population is allowed to be considered equal and is encouraged to achieve their full potential.
Don't believe me? Try looking at Hanson's Lost Talent, another book from the 90s or more recently, Hall's 'Who's Afraid of Madam Curie', or better yet, just do a Google Scholar search for 'gender bias' or 'stereotypes' and you'll find more than enough 'current' proof that things have not improved.
The less we try to convince ourselves that everything is just peachy, the better off we'll be -- and the better off our educational system will be.Read more ›
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Amazingly insightful! Very interesting facts and explanation!Published 14 months ago by Maggie Lynne Caswell
This book is very easy to read and actually enjoyable! I did not expect it to be, but found I was enjoying it after a while. Very good book.Published on August 26, 2013 by jennifer allen
Throughout the book I felt the authors were quick to place blame a guilt for issues, but rarely offered meaningful solutions (yes I know that they have their "recommendations" at... Read morePublished on August 4, 2013 by London