Thesis Title

Gender Equity in High School World History Curriculum Support for a Balanced Perspective

Graduation Date

Spring 2008

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Program Name

Education

Program Director

Madalienne Peters, EdD

Abstract

We are providing our secondary students with an unbalanced, inaccurate view of world history, This can lead to greater social injustice. The purpose of this paper is two­fold. 1) examine the reasons for and issues with providing a gender balanced view of history in order to lead to a more well rounded illustration of history; 2) demonstrate how this can be done in a regular World History Survey Course and an Elective Women’s History Course.

With the Passage of Title Nine in the 1970s there was a rise in supporting women’s programs in education. However, the focus was on bridging the gap in math, science and sports. History was virtually untouched. While at the same time there was a movement to expand women’s studies courses on the college campuses, regular world history courses till often focused on the achievements and stories of men an little was changed in the World History Curriculum on the Secondary level.

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