WCW Researchers in Taiwan and Hong Kong

Research & Action Report Fall/Winter 2004 

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  Nan Stein, Ed.D. and Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D. have been invited to participate in the First International Conference on Gender Equity Education in the Asia-Pacific Region, which will be hosted by the Population and Gender Studies Center at National Taiwan University in late November. The conference will provide a forum for education policy makers, researchers, and teachers from the region to exchange ideas. Stein will be presenting "Gender Safety and Gender Violence in U.S. Schools," which is a summary of data on sexual harassment in U.S. schools, and contains information on teen dating violence and on sexual assault in schools.

Peggy McIntosh will present "The SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project on Inclusive Curriculum: Making Curriculum More Gender-Fair, Multicultural, and International." International schools in many Asian countries have held year-long faculty-development SEED seminars. Though the model was devised in the U.S., it can be adapted to any culture and any language. McIntosh will describe the effects that leading or participating in school-based, monthly, voluntary SEED seminars had on teachers in Hong Kong, Jakarta, Taipei, Tokyo, Chiang Mai, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Singapore.

In addition to participating in the conference, Stein and McIntosh will be visiting scholars at Hong Kong International School on November 30 and December 1, 2004. They will visit the Hong Kong SEED seminar, which is now in its 17th year, and consult to faculty, staff, and parents on various aspects of gender, values, and school culture.

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