Gender Equity in Elementary Schools will help educators develop ways to identify implicit bias, address imbalances, and direct more positive and balanced messages for all students. The book provides very useful information on reflective practice, action plan development, and changing the visual culture of schools. It also includes practical and engaging ways to integrate gender equity lessons within content area classes and creating a school-wide initiative. The book shares positive work in the field of gender equity and serves as a guide for educators and school districts in advancing their goals.
What educators are saying
I was drawn into this book and didn’t want to put it down. It focuses on the need for all educators—and really anybody—to reflect critically and deeply on the adverse impact of gender bias on children and its effect on their personal development and achievement in school. The author gives readers a practical road map to examine and understand gender-healthy practices in schools and communities that will be meaningful for generations to come. Gender Equity in Elementary Schools is an invaluable resource for teachers and school leaders; it can help educators drive positive, actionable change in schools. -- Peggy Brookins, National Board Certified Teacher, President and CEO National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Being the father of two girls, ages 11 and 15, and having the opportunity as an administrator to have seen Dorothy in action with our students, it is wonderful to see her work in a book. Gender Equity in Elementary Schools is a perfect blueprint for schools. It assists teachers with activities and resources to create responsive, proactive schools and become transformational in their approach to develop gender equitable schools. The wonderful thing about Dorothy’s approach is to focus in class, at school, and the larger community to make change. -- Edward Escobar, director of Pupil Personnel Services, Bedford Central School District