Voices of a Generation: Teenage Girls on Sex, School and Self

Voices of a Generation: Teenage Girls on Sex, School and Self

by American Association of University Women, Pamela Haag
     
 

Voices of a Generation draws on the responses of more than 2,000 girls ages 12 to 16 who participated in daylong "Sister-to-Sister" summits held in 50 locations nationwide in 1998. Girls were asked to identify the major issues and struggles in their lives, to speculate on how their schools could help them, and to talk about what they would like to tell other girls-

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Voices of a Generation draws on the responses of more than 2,000 girls ages 12 to 16 who participated in daylong "Sister-to-Sister" summits held in 50 locations nationwide in 1998. Girls were asked to identify the major issues and struggles in their lives, to speculate on how their schools could help them, and to talk about what they would like to tell other girls--and what they would like to know from other girls--among other themes. Their responses, gathered from places as diverse as inner-city Detroit, Cobb County, Georgia, and Kallispell, Montana, constitute an intimate, unflinching portrait of girls' lives--told in their own terms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569246245
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.56(d)

What People are saying about this

Girl Scouts of the USA
Voices of a Generation not only sends a 'wake-up call to parents and schools,' but also to girls, letting them know that adults are listening to and learning from them. Girl Scouts of the USA commends the American Association of University Women for letting girls' voices be heard.
Judith Vredenburgh
The AAUW report Voices of a Generation gives an informative view of what girls really think and how they see themselves. The 'Sister-to-Sister' summits provided an excellent venue for girls from the Big Brothers Big Sisters program to express their opinions and learn from each other.
— Judith Vredenburgh,( CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America)

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