Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 1973

Abstract

During the past two years, we have been developing a Women's Program at The Group School, an alternative high school in Cambridge, Massachusetts for students from working-class families. At present, the program consists of The Women's Group and The Women's Course. The first is run by a nurse and teacher and focuses on sex education. The second, an English skills and social studies class, we will discuss at length. In the fall of 1971 when we taught The Women's Course (year-long, divided into three terms), we began with five girls and were later joined by most of the fifteen girls in the school. The students ranged in age from 14 through 18, and in reading level from low to high. Most entered with stereotyped images of "women's libbers."

 
 

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