Gender discrimination

Interview: Heather Menzies - Technology in Women's Lives (1987)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1987 - Vol. 5, No. 3

This is an interview with Heather Menzies, an Ottawa-based writer and sometime film-maker whose books include Women and the Chip and Computers on the Job.

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2004-09-08

Man's World/Woman's World: Women's Roles in Schools (1989)

Women's Education des femmes, September 1989 - Vol. 7, No. 3

In this article, the author discusses an interview study she conducted, where she systematically compared the self-reported life histories of twenty-four women and men who worked as teachers and then principals in elementary and/or secondary schools in Toronto, Ontario, between 1930 and 1980. Her findings provided insight into the social construction of a division of labour in schools based on gender.

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2004-09-02

From Bride Price To Platitudes: A Cross-Cultural Look at Women in Education (1990)

Women's Education des femmes, June 1990 - Vol. 8, No. 1

The author's premise in this article is that education in general, and literacy in particular, are gender issues. What, exactly, is the difference between the West African practice of not paying girls' school fees, and the Canadian message to female students to limit their educational horizons? Isn't the Canadian man who refuses to parent in the evening while his wife attends classes helping to deny her access to education?

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2004-08-03

Jane Deer in Science: A Sample Case (1991)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1991 - Vol. 9, No. 2

When the author was a student in the Honours Science program at the University of Toronto in the 1950s, there was little expectation that she or the four women in her program would ever become professional scientists. Today, the author states that girls have a far better chance of becoming scientists and engineers if that is their ambition. There are, however, obstacles.

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2004-07-29

Help! (Not-so-good Materials for Learning to Read) (1995)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1995 - Vol. 11, No. 3

In this article, the author, in her role as a tutor for an adult literacy student, relates her experience dealing with inappropriate primary adult reading material. She discusses the sexist views and gender stereotyping found throughout the four books she was asked to use to teach a retired tradesman to read.

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Gender and Math: Putting Differences in Perspective (1996)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1996 - Vol. 12, No. 1

In this article, the author examines gender differences in achievement among mathematics students, and the importance of changing negative perceptions.

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2004-07-29

Foreigners to the Culture: Women in Trades and Technologies (1991)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1991- Vol. 9, No. 2

In 1983, women made up about three percent of the apprenticeable trades and slightly more of the technologies. This number had barely increased from ten years before. It seems, that although there is an increase in the number of women entering the trades and technologies, many are not staying. The reason is not that they don't like the work, but because they can't stand the environment.

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2004-07-28

The Feminist Revolution in Legal Education (1993)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1993 - Vol. 10, No. 2

In this article, the author discusses two aspects of what she calls the feminist revolution in legal education: the law school curriculum and women's actual experiences in "getting through the day" in law school. The promise (if not yet reality) of feminism is the transformation of legal education - and with it, of law itself.

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Female Scientists Are Real People! Introducing Girls to Science Careers (1991)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1991 - Vol. 9, No. 1

In this article, the author discusses a Science and Technology Careers Workshop held in Peterborough, Ontario in 1990. More than forty girls in grades 9 to 11 from Ontario participated in the three-day workshop where one of the main emphases was an attempt to break down the barriers caused by gender stereotyping.

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2004-07-28

Education & Women: Equality is Still Elusive (1985)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1985 - Vol. 4, No. 2

Girls' attitudes toward their education, as well as boys' toward girls and their prospective roles, are shaped by media, advertisement and the culture which deny women's claim to equality with men. This socialization effect is powerful, so much so that even when structural barriers are removed, females are reluctant to enter fields such as science, technology, and administration, which are identified as male domains.

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