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  Case: No Women’s Issues Please!
I am a novice middle school social studies teacher. When I was still a student in the middle grades education program, my professors taught me the importance of teaching students about the underrepresented groups such as minorities and women. I have been very sensitive to women’s issues and their perspectives and contributions since I started my job two years ago. Last week, I was teaching my students how to conduct research using Internet resources. To practice their skills, I asked students to do research on accomplishments of a list of women I created. Students were allowed to pick whom they wanted to research. While my female students were very excited about this assignment, three of my male students openly protested the assignment and said that they did not want to waste their time researching about women. I have to deal with this behavior somehow because I will be integrating women’s perspectives into my curriculum regularly in the future. I cannot tolerate this type of behavior continuously. I wonder if these children’s home lives have something to do with their reaction to women’s issues. What should I do?
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Its not really what the children want, its what the teacher needs them to do. If I were in your situation, I would talk to these three boys and explain the purpose of your objective. Also, you may want to include men in your activities, not only females, because by doing you are separating genders. I honestly, don't think you should get involved in their personal space, The private sphere of their home should not be something that you should try to change. However, you can always educate them about the many things that females have done for the country.
 
     
     
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Rated On: February 19, 2013 12:34 am
Rated By: maWyZu
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
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Rated On: March 3, 2013 8:16 pm
Rated By: yTuGyd
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
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Comments: This is a great solution
Rated On: February 26, 2015 3:36 pm
Rated By: Tabitha Tirado
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
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Comments: I agree, it is not a great idea to get involved in personal issues with the families of your students, unless your student is in danger of course.
Rated On: October 18, 2015 3:35 am
Rated By: XequMa
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: This is a great solution and one that I would use in my classroom!
Rated On: March 2, 2016 5:39 am
Rated By: uBybuz
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Their private life should stay private but I think it is important to explain to the boys why you're doing this.
Rated On: March 6, 2016 5:51 pm
Rated By: yNesuL