Category Archives: Education

Families Protest Summit school computer education

The resistance in Kansas is part of mounting nationwide opposition to Summit, which began trials of its system in public schools four years ago and is now in around 380 schools and used by 74,000 students. In Brooklyn, high school students walked out in November after their school started using Summit’s platform. In Indiana, Pa., after a survey by Indiana University of Pennsylvania found 70 percent of students wanted Summit dropped or made optional, the school board scaled it back and then voted this month to terminate it. And in Cheshire, Conn., the program was cut after protests in 2017.

“When there are frustrating situations, generally kids get over them, parents get over them, and they all move on,” said Mary Burnham, who has two grandchildren in Cheshire’s school district and started a petition to end Summit’s use. “Nobody got over this.”

Silicon Valley has tried to remake American education in its own image for years, even as many in tech eschew gadgets and software at home and flood into tech-free schools. Summit has been part of the leading edge of the movement, but the rebellion raises questions about a heavy reliance on tech in public schools.

Award for “Brave: Young Women’s Global Revolution”

This book has been selected as a 2018 Nautilus Award Winner.

Title:  Brave: Young Women’s Global Revolution, Vol. 1

Author:  Gayle Kimball, PhD

Publisher:  Equality Press, AK Press

Award:      SILVER  

Category:      WOMEN  [29]

We are deeply glad to welcome you to the honored and respected group of Nautilus Book Award Winners. You can be justly proud of your book’s selection as an Award Winner in the 2018 Nautilus season, which brought a marvelous number of entries and a magnificent diversity of high-quality book

Table of Contents

Volume 1 Themes

Chapter 1 The Future is Female

Young Women’s Aspirations, What Motivates a Young Activist? Young Women Leaders, Why so Brave? Media Influence on Girls, Anti-Neoliberal  Inequality, Young Women’s Activist Tactics, United Nations and Governments Stimulate Equality, Is the Future Female? Young Men’s Issues and Viewpoints

 

Chapter 2 Global Desire for Equality

Equality is Desired Globally, Females More Egalitarian, Claims that Women Leaders are More Peaceful, Women Politicians Make a Difference, Maternal Qualities Idealized as Compassionate Leadership, Women are Better Leaders? Do Women Organize Differently than Men? Existing Models of Feminist Societies, Opposition to Prejudice, How to Increase Women’s Influence on Government

 

Chapter 3 Global Status of Young Women

Inequality, Rural vs. Urban Sex Roles, Feminization of Poverty, Education is the Key, Health Issues, Violence Against Women

 

Chapter 4  Consumerism Targets “Girl Power”

Consumer Youth Religion?; Teen Identity Through Consumption; Social Unrest from Rising Expectations; How Youth Are Manipulated by Multinational Corporations; Negative Consequences of Consumerism; Youth Views about Materialism and Getting Rich; Traditional and Modern Beliefs: Moving Towards the Middle

 

Chapter 5 Global Media Both Helps and Inhibits Girls

Global Media is Pervasive and Changes Attitudes, Digital Divide, Teachers Compare their Generation With Their Students,

Indian Media, Mobile Phones and Social Media, The Internet Creates Global Youth Culture, Global Media Sells Consumerism, Media Addiction Creates Dumb Zombies, Media Exposure Makes Youth Opinionated and Brave, Hollywood Films Provide Global Activist Symbols, Media Facilitates Activism, Campaigns Against Sexualization of Girls, Covering Women’s News

 

 

Volume 2 Regions

Chapter 1 Feminist Waves in the West

Feminist Wave History, Second Wave Feminists, Second Wave Created Women’s Studies, Inequality Persists, Generation Gap, Third Wave Response, Rejection of Feminism? Fourth Wave, Women of Color,  US Recent Feminist Actions

 

Chapter 2 Women and Development

Girls and Women’s Importance in Development, Transnational Feminism Opposes Neoliberalism, Post-Colonial Feminists and Development, Feminist Development Organizations

 

Chapter 3 Latin American Horizontalism

Latin American Young Women’s Issues, Poverty, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil

 

Chapter 4 The African Way

African Values, Poverty and Development, Health Issues, Education, Women’s Movements, Young Women Feminists

 

Chapter 5 Brave Women in Muslim Countries

The Middle East Background, The Most Gender Equal Arab Nations,

Women and Islam, Feminist Activists, Women’s Role in Recent Uprisings

Iran, Tunisia, Yemen, Libya, Bahrain, Morocco, Kurdish Rojava in Northern Syria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia

 

Chapter 6 Egypt’s 18-Day Revolution

Traditional Male Dominance; Education; A Pioneering Feminist: Dr. Nawal El Saadawi’s Egyptian Union for Women; Precursors to Women Revolutionaries of 2011; Young Women in the 2011 Revolution; After the Revolution; Sexual Harassment is Common; Recent Feminism

 

Chapter 7  Russia Turns to Glamour

Traditional Gender Roles, Consumerism and Glamour, Putin Teaches Youth to be Nationalistic, Attitudes Towards Feminism, Female Rebels Against Putin

Chapter 8 China Fears Feminists

Maoist Marxism, Traditional Beliefs, China’s Gender Issues, Rural vs. Urban Youth Issues, Youth Issues in an Era of Change from Maoism to Capitalism, Current Chinese Issues, Recent Feminism

 

Chapter 9  India’s Grassroots Feminism

Youth Issues, The Gap Between Urban and Rural, Violence Against Girls and Women, The Impact of Religion on Gender Roles, Changing Sex Roles, Youth Activism in Politics, Feminism

Other Books by the Author

50/50 Marriage (Beacon Press)

50/50 Parenting (Lexington Books)

Ed. Women’s Culture (Scarecrow Press)

Ed. Women’s Culture Revisited. (Scarecrow Press)

The Religious Ideas of Harriet Beecher Stowe (Edwin Mellen Press)

 Essential Energy Tools book and 3 videos. (Equality Press)

21st Century Families: Blueprints for Family-Friendly Workplaces,

Schools and Governments. (Equality Press)

The Teen Trip: The Complete Resource Guide (Equality Press)

Ed. Everything You Need to Know to Succeed After College (Equality

Press)

How to Survive Your Parents’ Divorce (Equality Press)

Ed., Quick Healthy Recipes: Literacy Fundraiser (Equality Press)

Your Questions About Love and Family (Equality Press)

Your Questions About Mental and Physical Health (Equality Press)

Your Mindful Guide to Academic Success: Beat Burnout (Equality Press)

Ageism in Youth Studies: A Maligned Generation (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)

Global Youth Values Transforming Our Future (Cambridge Scholars Press)

Goals and Tactics for Changemakers (Equality Press)

Brave: Young Women’s Global Revolution (Equality Press)

In Process

Democracy Uprisings Led by Global Youth

Visionary Scientists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Native American Student Activist on Panel

Four Native Americans Discuss Their Culture: Glenda Nelson, tribal chair Maidu Exterprise Rancheria; Al Meders Knight, artist; Professor Don Hankins, and student activists Lethi Watson. Topics include history, education, health, beliefs. There are 573 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes; this panel is from Northern California. https://youtu.be/g9DidNmkFTw