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Girls Report : What We Know and Need to Know about Growing up Female - 98 edition

Girls Report : What We Know and Need to Know about Growing up Female (ISBN10: 1880547244; ISBN13: 9781880547243)
ISBN13: 978-1880547243
ISBN10: 1880547244

Summary: Adolescence can be both a rich and challenging time for girls as they confront new ideas, explore life's possibilities. and navigate through the stormy seas of physical, social, and emotional changes. How are girls meeting these challenges? The research and policy studies reviewed and analyzed for this report provide a mixed picture of progress and continuing struggles. The Girls Report maps theoretical debates, counters popular myths with recent research findings, an ...show mored highlights successful programs serving diverse populations. Chapters on education, health, violence, sexuality, and economic realties conclude with clear recommendations for action. The report also outlines specific actions that individuals and groups, including parents, teachers, policy makers and funders, can take to support girls. In The Girls Report, girls speak to their own situations and their own words suggest some solutions: "If I could tell adults anything that would make my life better, it would be to listen to young people and help them out. I'm young and strong and independent, but there is also areas where I need help, like at school and my neighborhood and at home. Kids need health care and good schools and safe streets and constructive things to do with ourselves." ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 98
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Publisher: National Council for Research on Women
Year Published: 1998
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