Women Biographies

From: edequity@phoenix.edc.org
Date: Mon Feb 07 2000 - 17:28:13 EST

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    I have created a Webliography listing more than 150 linked web sites of
    women biography collections. With Women's History Month fast
    approaching, I thought professionals, students, educators, parents, and
    others would find my Women's Biography Sites useful.

    Women's Biography Sites can be found at

    Although textbooks are improving, the inclusion of women and their
    accomplishments is still limited.

    According to Women's Education Equity Association (NCSEE News, Fall
        In 1000 pages of U.S. history texts, less than 3 percent of the
    history is about women.
        In science textbooks, 2/3 to ? of drawings are of males.
        70 percent of music-related figures in textbooks are male.
        In language arts textbooks there are twice as many males as females

    To make the job of inclusion easier, this Webliography Series has been
    created, beginning with Women Biographies on the Internet. Within these
    pages, the reader can find information about thousands of women who have
    been or are presently mathematicians, computer scientists, artists,
    authors, inventors, and historical figures by connecting to the Internet
    address cited.

    The reader can choose from eight categories: Arts & Entertainment;
    General; History; International; Politics; Science, Math, and
    Technology; Other; and Sports.


    Sharon Hushka

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