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Take Another Look at Gender Equity

This file contains a booklet created by Heather-Jane Robertson for the Canadian Teacher's Federation. The bibliography is intended as a supplement to a poster. It is divided into the following headings: general, career and future plans, international perspective on girls and education, self-esteem, violence, and young women and sexuality. In addition, contact information for co-sponsors of the CTF poster are listed at the end of the bibliography.

Better Idea Book

This file contains a 142 page publication produced in cooperation between the Ontario Women's Directorate and the Canadian Teacher's Federation and written by Heather-Jane Robertson and Beth McAuley. It consists of a book on background materials and curriculum resources to encourage females in the fields of mathematics, science, and technology. It includes an annotated bibliography.

The Idea Book – A Resource for Improving the Participation and Success of Female Students in Math, Science and Technology

This file contains a publication with an English and a French version written by Heather-Jane Robertson. It provides opportunities to stimulate idea-generation in schools and offers contacts for projects. The publication's aim is to serve as a catalyst for information exchange among teachers and to enrich the quality and quantity of scientific education for female students.

We’re Here Listen To Us!

This file contains a 116 page publication which was the result of a national survey commissioned by the Canadian Advisory on the Status of Women, on young women opinions and experiences on their lives.

When I Grow Up …

This file contains a 77 page publication which was a result of a research project funded by the Women's Bureau of Labour Canada. The project's aim was to gain some insight into the career aspirations (ideal choices) and expectations (realistic choices) of children attending elementary schools in Canada.

Young Women Speak Out: 1992 Symposium Report, Widening the Circle – A Gathering With Young Women

This file consists of an 80 page symposium report which includes an English and French version. The CACSW asked various ethno-cultural organisations, youth and immigrant centres, and labour organisations to identify a number of delegates. Delegates had the opportunity to freely share ideas with young women from very different backgrounds and cultures and also learn from one another. Symposium delegates give comments on self-esteem, education and relationships, as results of the CACSW survey.

Building the Future : Profiles of Canadian Women in Trades

This file contains a 140 page government publication. The publication includes an English and a French version. The publication looks at the experience of tradeswomen working in large and small companies, participating in cooperatives, running their own businesses. This paper's objectives is to be of interest to employers, unions and guidance and employment counsellors in understanding the situation and aspirations of women in trades.

Looking Ahead – Profiles of Two Canadian Women in Trades

This file contains a 20 page publication which features the stories of tradeswomen working at interesting, satisfying and well paid occupations, and profiles the stories of a plumber and a painter. All these women provide role models for others considering non-traditional work. The publication includes an English and French versions.

More Than Just a Job

This file contains a guide written by Pat Staton and Joyce Scane for the Ontario Women's Directorate. The guide accompanies the video "More than Just A Job" about women and men who chose careers based on personal interests and skills rather that stereotypical notions about what kind of work is appropriate for women and what is appropriate for men. The objectives of the guide is to help the teacher/counsellor to use the video as career planning resource for grades 7 to 10.
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