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9781579221911

Most College Students Are Women: Implications for Teaching, Learning, and Policy

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  • ISBN13:

    9781579221911

  • ISBN10:

    1579221912

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-12-01
  • Publisher: STYLUS PUBLISHING LLC

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* Reveals continuing barriers to success for women students * Offers remedies that will benefit all students What are the realities behind recent press reports suggesting that women students have taken over higher education, both outnumbering males and academically outperforming them? Does women's development during college diverge from the commonly accepted model of cognitive growth? Does pedagogy in higher education take into account their different ways of knowing? Are there still barriers to women's educational achievement? In answering these questions, this book's overarching message is that the application of research on women's college experiences has enriched teaching and learning for all students. It describes the broad benefits of new pedagogical models, and how feminist education aligns with the new call for civic education for all students. The book also examines conditions and disciplines that remain barriers for women's educational success, particularly in quantitative and scientific fields. It explores problems that arise at the intersection of race and gender and offers some transformative approaches. It considers the impact of the campus environment'such as the rise of binge drinking, sexual assault, and homophobic behaviors'on women students' progress, and suggests means for improving the peer culture for all students. It concludes with an auto-narrative analysis of teaching women's studies to undergraduates that offers insights into the practicalities and joys of teaching. At a time when women constitute the majority of students on most campuses, this book offers insights for all teachers, male and female, into how to help them to excel; and at the same time how to engage all their students, in all their diversity, through the application of feminist pedagogy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Introduction: Women Learners on Campus What Do We Know and What Have We Done?p. 1
Feminist and Civic Education Bridging Parallel Approaches to Teaching and Learningp. 11
Learning Partnerships A Gender-Inclusive Model for Undergraduate Teachingp. 29
Effective Practices in Fostering Developmental Growth in Women Learners A View from Neurophysiologyp. 55
Women in Technology Careersp. 75
Helping Women Improve Statistics Learning Online Through Authentic Learning and Emotional Intelligencep. 97
Examining the Baggage First Steps Toward Transforming Habits of Mind Around Race in Higher Educationp. 113
Is Mona Lisa Still Smiling? Women and the Out-of-Class Experiencep. 133
Submerged Feminism(S)? Perceptions of Adult Education Student Experiences With Women's Studies Scholarshipp. 159
Conclusion: Back(Lash) to the Futurep. 173
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 179
Indexp. 185
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