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Shortchanging Girls, Shortchanging America.

In this video, researchers on gender equity assert that girls in American classrooms receive much less attention than boys, warning that "If the cure for cancer is in the mind of a girl, there's a good chance we'll never get it." Officers of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) use the video to review research findings and to share the results of a nationwide survey on self-esteem and gender roles that they conducted with 3000 children between the ages of 9 and 15.

The video concludes with selections from AAUW's 1991 Initiative for Educational Equity Roundtable. The 50 political leaders, educational researchers and professional organization officers in attendance share findings from their studies and offer suggestions for change. Contrasting the open discrimination of the '70s with today's subtle, destruction forms, Myra Sadker points to the challenge of "galvanizing people around sublety." Viewers are urged to recognize the seriousness of the problem and are challenged to participate in the solution. Administrators from site to state level, teachers at all levels, college students, youths and older children can all benefit from this thought-provoking video.
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Author:Stanford, Beverly Hardcastle
Publication:Childhood Education
Article Type:Video Recording Review
Date:Mar 22, 1993
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