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Title: Re/presenting women : the dilemma of social studies curriculum change in BC
Author: McIntosh, Susan Kay
Degree Master of Arts - MA
Program Education
Copyright Date: 1998
Subject Keywords Women -- History -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- British Columbia -- Curricula; Social sciences -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- British Columbia -- Curricula; Curriculum change -- British Columbia
Abstract: Formal curricula, official curriculum documents and recommended resources, are revised periodically and have the opportunity to reflect feminist scholarship available at the time of writing. This feminist project analyzes the treatment of women's history in British Columbia's Social Studies 8-10 Integrated Resource Package 1997, the Social Studies 11 Integrated Resouces Package 1997, and the History 12 Integrated Resource Package 1997, all of which are due to be implemented in September, 1999. Informed by feminist historiography and pedagogy, the above curricula are analyzed using the following thematic organizers: degree of representation; segregation versus integration; experience, diversity and voice; and the construction and deconstruction of gender knowledge. A sampling of recommended learning resources found in the above Integrated Resource Packages are also examined for their treatment of women's history. The outcome of the research suggests that while limited gains have been made in the degree to which women are addressed in the new curricula, the manner of representation largely reflects her-story approaches that have been considered problematic by most feminist historians since the mid-1970s. Recommendations for future revisions are also included.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/8325
Series/Report no. UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/retro_theses/]

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