Psychology of Gender: Fourth Edition

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-07-29
  • Publisher: Psychology Pres

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For upper-level undergraduate/ graduate-level gender-focused courses in Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies, and Gender Studies.   Unlike other gender texts ;this text focuses equally on both men and women, drawing from the empirical research and conceptual discussions surrounding gender in the areas of psychology, sociology, anthropology, medicine, and public health. It reviews the research from multiple perspectives, but emphasizes the implications of social roles, status, and gender-related traits, particularly for relationships and health ;areas that are central to students'lives and that have a great impact on their day-to-day functioning.

Author Biography

Vicki S. Helgeson, accomplished scholar and teacher from Carnegie Mellon University, draws from research in the areas of psychology, sociology, anthropology, medicine, and public health to explore the roles that society has assigned to men and women. Other variables, such as sex, status, and gender-related traits, are addressed and contribute to the understanding of the individual in the social context in this exciting new introductory text.

Table of Contents

All chapters begin with "Focus Questions" and "Key Terms and Concepts," and conclude with "Summary and Implications," "Discussion Questions," "Journal Entries," "Portfolio Development," "School-Based Experiences," "Notes," "Bibliography," and "Websites."
Professional Aspects Of Teaching
Part Introduction: Viewing Education through Professional Lenses
Teaching as a Career
An Important Profession
A Look at American Teachers
Recent Changes in the Teaching Profession
The Study and Practice of Teaching
Professional Organizations for Teachers
Professional Dilemma: Are Teachers Professional if They Strike?
Professional Education Associations
Employment Opportunities for Teachers
Factors Affecting Supply and Demand
Teacher Salaries and Fringe Benefits
Getting Certified and Employed
U.S. State Teachers Certification and Licensing Offices
Job Search Timetable and Checklist
School And Society
Diversity in Society
Culture and Society
Diversity and Education
Multicultural Groups
Cultural Identity
School and Society
Groups in Society
Today's Families
Today's Youth
Democracy and Schooling
Education That Is Multicultural
Undergirding Tenets
Culture of the School
Educational Challenges
The Role of the Teacher
Governance And Support Of American Education
Structure and Finance of American Education
The Structure of the American Education System
The Financing of Education
A National Network of Regional Educational Libraries
Legal Foundations of Education
Legal Aspects of Education
Teachers' Rights and Responsibilities
Students' Rights and Responsibilities
Historical Foundations Of Education
Antecedents of American Education
The Beginnings of Education (to
Education in the Middle Ages (476-1300)
Education in Transition (1300-1700)
Modern Period (1700-Present)
Early American Education
Providing Education in the New World
Education for Special Populations
Recent Developments in Education 1940-Present
More Students and Bigger Schools
A Developing Profession
Important Dates in the History of Western Education
Philosophical Foundations Of Education
Philosophy: The Passion to Understand
Structure and Methodology of Philosophy
Schools of Philosophy and Their Influence on Education
Educational Theory in American Schools: Philosophy in Action
Authoritarian Educational Theories
Nonauthoritarian Educational Theories
Building an Educational Philosophy
Using Philosophy in the Classroom
Using Philosophy Beyond the Classroom
School Programs and Practices
Developing the Curriculum
Understanding the Curriculum
Curriculum Offerings
Curriculum Alternatives
Curriculum and Student Evaluation
Delivery of Instruction
Organizing Teachers and Space
Organizing Students
Instructional Practices
Using Technology in Instruction
Change, Change, Change!
Domains of Learning
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