Dr. David Sadker is a professor at The American University (Washington, De and with his late wife Myra Sadker, gained a national reputation for research and publications concerning the impact of gender in schools. Dr. Sadker has degrees from CCNY, Harvard University, and the University of Massachusetts. He has directed more than a dozen federal education grants, authored five books and more than 75 articles in journals such as "Phi Delta Kappan," "Harvard Educational Review," and "Psychology Today." His research and writing document sex bias from the classroom to the boardroom. The Sadkers' work has been reported in hundreds of newspapers and magazines including "USA Today," "USA Weekend," "Parade Magazine," "Business Week," "The Washington Post," "The London Times," "The New York Times," "Time," and "Newsweek." They appeared on local and national television and radio shows such as" The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Phil Donahue's "The Human Animal," National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and "Talk of the Nation," and twice on "Dateline: NBC with Jane Pauley. "The Sadkers' book, "Failing at Fairness: How Our Schools Cheat Girls," was published by Touchstone Press in 1995, and their introductory teacher education textbook, "Teachers, Schools and Society "(McGraw Hill) is now in its 7th edition.
The Sadkers received the American Educational Research Association's award for the best review of research published in the United States in 1991, their professional service award in 1995, and their Willystine Goodsell award in 2004. The Sadkers were recognized with the Eleanor Roosevelt Award from The American Association of University Women in 1995, and the Gender Architect Award from the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education in 2001. David Sadker has received two honorary doctorates.
Ellen S. Silber is Professor of French at Marymount College of Fordham University, Tarrytown, New York, where she also coordinates women's studies and is the director of the Marymount Institute for the Education of Women and Girls. She edited "Critical Issues in Foreign Language Instruction" (1991) and co-edited "Analyzing the Different Voice: Feminist Psychological Theory and Literary Texts" (1998) and "Women in Literature: Reading Through the Lens of Gender" (2003) with Jerilyn Fisher. She was an associate editor for a special issue of the "Women's Studies Quarterly: Keeping Gender on the Chalkboard" (2001). Silber is especially interested in gender equity in education and received a Ford Foundation grant to work with the team of authors who contributed to this volume. She is currently directing Mentoring Latinas, a project in which Hispanic female college students mentor Hispanic middle school girls to help them reach their academic and social potential.
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