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Aug 9

Educated Mothers Result In Educated Children

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The fact that mothers who achieve educational success raise children who are also well-educated seems obvious, but the factors going in to such a result should be taken into consideration. It is not an automatic process and not absolute. A woman with less schooling can take these mindsets and opportunities and translate them into a better educational outcome for her own children as well.

Educated mothers place a value on learning and amount of knowledge, and are often employed in competitive fields such as science, engineering, technology, law and medicine. These careers often Read more

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May 31

Women Began And Developed The Social Work Profession

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Social work is a specialized field in the area of human development in which educational study was first established at Columbia University in 1898. After the onset of the Industrial Revolution in Europe and the United States, an urgent need occurred to address economic and social difficulties.

An activist and social work forerunner dedicated to community improvement was Jane Addams. Her work included opening Hull House on September 18, 1889. This first settlement house for underprivileged immigrants in Chicago was established from Jane’s girlhood desire Read more

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Mar 21

Women’s Unique Perspective On Historical Research

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Until you run a marathon, you can read every book ever written on the subject, but you cannot fully understand the experience of running a marathon. Experience is the key. Because men can never experience being a woman, they will never be capable of understanding things from a woman’s perspective. Because men and women see the world differently, a woman will notice different things and consequently her understanding and interpretation of historical events will be different.

Until the Read more

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Feb 17

3 Modern Women of Modern Art

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Modern art challenges our preconceived notions of reality and the world surrounding us and there are plenty of women in the world of modern art, today, that are helping us escape from both the ordinary and the mundane. If you have ever wanted to just set your mind free and enjoy a relaxing and cathartic experience then you won’t find a better place than the realm of modern art and the women who inhabit it. So, find a modern art museum near you, plan the trip, finish your errands, finish up whatever debt settlement plan research you need, grab the family and hit the road.

Here are a few modern women to watch out for on your journey:

1. Kara Walker
Kara explores powerful issues of race, gender, sexuality, violence and identity, and she is best known for her piece called “The Means to an End-A Shadow Drama in Five Acts.” In this piece, she explores both the destruction and absurdity of racism in these room-sized tableaux of black paper silhouettes.

2. Kiki Smith
A decidedly feminist artist, her works often portray aspects of the female anatomy without the implied eroticism that male artists often imbue in their female subjects.

3. Maya Lin
If you have ever seen the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. then you have already seen one of Maya Lin’s crowning achievements. Her other works all inhabit the realm of creative landscaping and sculptures.

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Sep 16

Women’s Interpersonal Skills Make Them Good Team Leaders

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Even as many work to minimize gender differences, some striking evidence shows that business and other organizations can leverage those differences to boost their effectiveness. This trend helps explain why many companies tap women for leadership positions.

Many studies document how many women naturally have strengths that can make them better leaders than many men. Studies have long suggested the natural assertiveness of women help them do more and to persuade others to follow them. Read more

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Sep 13

Midwives And Female Obstetricians Provide Woman Friendly Birthing Care

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A loving compassionate touch or word can mean all the difference when someone is going through a stressful event. Child birth, not only a joyous and long anticipated occasion, stresses the body as a women pushes forth new life and overwhelms the mind with various emotions.

For some fortunate women, midwives and female obstetricians are capable of meeting these challenges with wisdom and techniques addressing their emotional and physical demands. In addition, an empathetic ear and possibly a shared experience heighten the importance of their presence. As women Read more

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Sep 10

Women And Elementary Education: Teachers And Researchers

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More and more, as women are working outside of the home, female teachers have become important role models for our children. Especially during the pre-K through fifth grades, roughly ages 3-10, female teachers impress much more on the students in their classroom than lesson plans.

During these formative years, children are learning how they will process the information that they receive. Whether parents, teachers, books, television, electronic games and many other sources are conveying messages to youngsters, the process of listening and properly interpreting the information is Read more

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Sep 8

Most Medical Laboratory Scientists And Their Assistants Are Women

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Medical laboratories were dominated by men in the past. This is not the case in the modern ear. It has not been the case for decades. When someone walks into a medical lab today, they will find out that most of the people working in the lab are women. There may be one or two men doing the work of a phlebotomist or a laboratory technician, but these are the exceptions rather than the rule.

The work has not changed, but female scientists have been on Read more

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