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Something is Missing from Teacher Education: Attention to Two Genders


The author of this article clearly and concisely addresses the importance of making gender equity a standard part of preservice teacher education curriculum.

"Educators may have noticed the recent disputes between Christina Hoff Sommers, author of "The War Against Boys," and such advocates of gender equity as David Sadker and Carol Gilligan about whether boys or girls are being more shortchanged in the classroom. If it achieves nothing else, the debate should remind us that we need to talk about the educational well-being of both sexes, not either one separately.... After 30 years of research and programs, we know about the subtle influences in classrooms that limit children's aspirations and achievements, and we know how to eliminate them. Let's get to it."