What legacy will michelle obama leave behind? If she becomes the first woman president and you know what that means, not much,” said Robert Zipperer, president of the Center for Social Policy and Priorities (CSPP) in Philadelphia.
Mr. Zipperer is among those calling for a full rebranding of the president’s legacy, and for that to include education. As an educator, he says, “there is a tremendous responsibility for women, and it is imperative for them to be leaders.”
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But Mr. Zipperer points to a study, published last month in The Chronicle of Higher Education, that showed that many of the nation’s schools do not explicitly include instruction about gender. For example, almost no school offers the “gender theory” course that many transgender students use on their own campuses, and only two of the top 20 schools in North America offer such courses. Instead, nearly all public schools have gender “role theory,” in which students are taug카지노ht that girls are more likely to perform better academically and more likely to succeed in sports and other roles in life, while boys are more likely to perform well on those measures.
Many educators, of course, argue that it is important to teach about the roles and responsibilities of women in society and culture. In addition, because of gender stereotypes, schools need to build the students’ sense of gender norms by showing them in action what each role means. “The lesson should be that these roles are not something that girls and boys develop because they have been born this여주출장안마 way,” said Mrs. Zipperer, whose center helps parents get education for their daughters, who grow up in predominantly male schools.
But critics counter that this type of gender instruction will likely be a distraction.
“When this is integrated, the educational effect will be quite minor,” said Mary Lou Eiseman, a professor of sociology and social work at Washington University. She noted that the National Academy of Sciences, which developed the “gendered education” guidelines used by most school districts, found it would only have a small effect on the achievement of girls.
Even teachers who strongly advocate for an approach of gender integration would seem reluctant to create a new gender identity, said Ms. Eiseman. A teacher who opposes gender norms, she said, should “have the courage t