Focuses on how to teach the psychology of women course with emphasis on three main themes: critical thinking skills, integration of knowledge, and multiculturalism.
Pedagogical techniques are provided for topics typically discussed in the psychology of women course including heritage of the field, feminist and sex-fair research methodology, life-cycle developmental psychology of women, therapeutic approaches, women and sexuality, women's career development, women and relationships, women and health, communication skills, and violence against women.
Information dealing with legislative action on several issues such as domestic violence, sexual harassment, and women's reproductive health is included. Pedagogical techniques for multiculturalism and multicultural learning inclusive of issues regarding race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, and age is provided. The book also includes a sample syllabus for a course on the psychology of gender, race, and ethnicity.
The book is divided into three sectionscritical thinking, integration of knowledge, and multiculturalism. Within these goals Paludi includes pedagogical tools for faculty and classroom use including experiential exercises, role playing exercises, sample discussion/essay questions, audio-visual materials, suggestions for guest speakers, organizations to contact for information, suggested term paper topics, and related readings.
About the Author
Michele A. Paludi is Principal of Paludi and Associates, Consultants in Sexual Harassment. She is editor of Ivory Power: Sexual Harassment on Campus (winner of the 1992 Gustavus Myers Center Award for the Outstanding Book on Human Rights in the United States); co-author of Academic and Workplace Sexual Harassment: A Resource Manual; and editor of Sexual Harassment on College Campuses: Abusing the Ivory Power; all published by SUNY Press.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Jane Torrey
Part 1: Critical Thinking
2 Pedagogical Techniques
References on Balancing the Psychology Curriculum for Sex and Gender
Suggestions for Dealing with Sensitive Issues in the Psychology of Women Course
Part 2: Integration of Knowledge
4 Pedagogical Techniques
Topics for Term Papers
Teaching the Psychology of Women Course from a Life-Cycle Developmental Psychology Perspective
Role Playing Exercises
Suggestions for Internships and Volunteer Work
Women's Political Groups
Social and Volunteer Clubs
Part 3: Multicultural Learning
6 Pedagogical Techniques
Sample Syllabus: Psychology of Gender, Ethnicity, and Race
Sample References on Multiculturalism
Guest Speakers for Multicultural Learning
Popular Books to Encourage Multicultural Learning
Sample Discussion/Essay Questions
Part 4: Additional Resources for the Psychology of Women Course
7 Sample Outlines for Class Lectures/Presentations
8 Suggestions for Keeping a Journal in the Psychology of Women Course
9 Course Evaluations
About the Author