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Author Sadker, Myra.

Title Failing at fairness : how America's schools cheat girls / Myra and David Sadker.

Imprint New York : C. Scribner's Sons ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1994.

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 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  370.19 S15    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  370.19 SADKER    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  370.1934 SA15    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  370.1934 S125F    Check Shelf
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 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  370.19345 SA    Check Shelf
Description xiv, 347 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-336) and index.
Contents Hidden lessons -- Through the back door: the history of women's education -- Missing in interaction -- The self-esteem slide -- High school: in search of herself -- Test dive -- Higher education: colder by degrees -- The miseducation of boys -- Different voices, different schools -- The edge of change.
Summary Examines how schools at every level fail girls and offers a solution to what must be done to serve children better.
Failing at Fairness is a powerful indictment of sexism in America's classrooms. The findings from twenty years of research by two of America's most distinguished social scientists show that gender bias in our schools makes it impossible for girls to receive an education equal to boys'. Girls are systematically denied opportunities in areas where boys are encouraged to excel, often by well-meaning teachers who are unaware that they are transmitting sexist values. Girls are taught to speak quietly, to defer to boys, to avoid math and science, and to value neatness over innovation, appearance over intelligence. In the early grades girls, brimming with intelligence and potential, routinely outperform boys on achievement tests, but by the time they graduate from high school they lag far behind boys - a process of degeneration that continues into adulthood. By the time girls enter the working world, the damage has been done. Our daughters, tomorrow's women, learn that to be female is to be passive and deferential: We have, effectively, made girls second-class citizens in a world whose survival will depend on their contributions. The implications are devastating: If the cure for cancer is incubating in the mind of one of our daughters, we may never find it. Professors Myra and David Sadker have produced a comprehensive, compelling, and essential resource.
Subject Sex discrimination in education -- United States.
Sexism in education -- United States.
Women -- Education -- United States.
Discrimination sexuelle en éducation -- États-Unis.
Sexisme en éducation -- États-Unis.
Femmes en éducation -- États-Unis.
Sex discrimination in education. (OCoLC)fst01114399
Sexism in education. (OCoLC)fst01114712
Women -- Education. (OCoLC)fst01176670
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chancengleichheit (DE-588)4009736-5
Mädchen (DE-588)4036871-3
Schule.
United States.
Discrimination in education.
EDUCATION -- United States.
Sex discrimination.
Sexism.
Women -- Education.
Added Author Sadker, David Miller, 1942-
Other Form: Online version: Sadker, Myra. Failing at fairness. New York : C. Scribner's Sons ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1994 (OCoLC)609320249
Online version: Sadker, Myra. Failing at fairness. New York : C. Scribner's Sons ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1994 (OCoLC)621643077
ISBN 0684195410
9780684195414
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