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Coming Into Her Own: Educational Success in Girls and Women


reviewed by Elisabeth L. Woody 2001

coverTitle: Coming Into Her Own: Educational Success in Girls and Women
Author(s): Sara N. Davis, Mary Crawford, Jadwiga Sebrechts, Editors
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787944904, Pages: 416, Year: 1999
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For the last several decades, feminist educators have engaged in teaching practices which seek to address the needs of women and girls in the classroom. While much has been written on the theoretical foundations of feminist pedagogy, sadly, there exist few publications on the challenges and realities of classroom practice. Coming Into Her Own helps to fill this void in the literature, providing an excellent resource of course descriptions and teaching strategies for what the editors call a "women-centered education." This book represents an important step in joining the efforts of theorists and practitioners, providing concrete examples of strategies to address gender bias in educational institutions. The editors, two Women’s Studies professors and the President of the Women’s College Coalition, draw on the Nag’s Heart conference, whose goal was to analyze "the characteristics of females who survived and thrived in the classroom" (p. 7). Many contributors to the volume were participants in this conference, and many are professors in various disciplines at women's colleges. The editors explain the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 103 Number 1, 2001, p. 125-127
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10525, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 12:33:50 PM

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  • Elisabeth Woody
    University of California, Berkeley
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    Elisabeeth L. Woody is a doctoral student in the School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. She recently received the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award for her work in two different classes: Gender Issues in Education, and Current Issues in Education.
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