Creating Classrooms of Justice: Teaching Gender Studies in Schools
Nationally, a growing number of committed teachers are also noticing this absence and are creating exciting units and engaging courses with a feminist lens in a range of fields including literature and history, science and math, health and wellness. But many of these teachers, both in public and private schools, are working in isolated classrooms, unaware of their like-minded colleagues across the country, and indeed, around the world.
The AAUW inaugural gender studies symposium creates a national dialogue on bringing gender and women’s studies to the secondary school classroom. Featuring noted high school teacher, Ileana Jiménez, founder of Feminist Teacher, this convening gathers leading educators, academics, and activists who are creating innovative spaces for young people to engage in feminism and activism, equity, and social justice in today’s classrooms.
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AAUW Research On Sexual Harassment in Schools
Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School (2011) is the most comprehensive research to date on sexual harassment in grades 7–12 and reveals some sobering statistics about the prevalence of sexual harassment and the negative impact it has on students’ education. The report concludes with recommendations are directed at school administrators, educators, parents, students, and community members.