Class Goals: Evaluation of sources.
Connection to Course Goals: Importance of context in forming positions on an issue.
- Class discussion to get to main points of Sadker and Sadker:
- history of discrimination against women at colleges
- "brick walls have been replaced with those of glass"
- long-term financial and professional effects of women gravitating toward "soft sciences" and liberal arts, as well as being statistically more likely to attend a community college rather than a four-year program at another institution
- significance of the lack of role models for women and people of color
- sexual harassment and violence
- linking to Tannen: women’s voices in the classroom
- Main points of Tannen (Steve has a great activity for groups: Each group is given a question to discuss and support their answer to, such as whether they find that women do speak less in this class, in other classes, in previous classes they have attended . . .)
- Analyze the authors’ positions and why they believe what they do. How would different audiences react to these essays? Come up with some examples, such as administrators at a women’s college.
CSOW: If there is extra time: Connect this to their purposes in writing the CAP and later in their essay.
Assignment: Read Cheney, RA, 363