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Filmography - Education: Gender-related issues in education

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of March 2011

K-12 Gender-related issues in education

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of March 2011.

Most streaming videos listed are available exclusively to AU students, staff and faculty after an online authentications by AUID#.

Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the ALADIN catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible. For complete up-to-date holdings (including VHS tapes) please refer to the library ALADIN catalog (



All about Boys. 2000. (22 min.). This video analyzes the links between biological and cultural development in boys, and addresses problems-such as Attention Deficit Disorder and behavioral difficulties in schools-that tend to involve boys. Streaming video.

Appropriate Actions: A Teacher's Guide to Sexual Harassment. 1997. (27 min.). In this timely program, educators and expert consultants address the volatile topic of sexual harassment among students. Together they consider definitions, examples, impact, and legal accountability. In addition, a practical, step-by-step action plan for creating and maintaining a sexual harassment policy at school is presented, including specifics of what educators can do to ensure that their schools provide a safe learning environment. Several case studies and pending lawsuits are also included. This valuable resource is a must for all types of schools-and community organizations as well. Some language may be objectionable. Streaming video.

Bully Breath...How to Tame a Troublemaker. 1997. (18 min.). This video entertains and advises viewers about handling the bullies on their block. Real-life situations, dramatizations, and discussions help viewers understand the reasoning behind a bully's behavior, specific steps to neutralize his or her power, and how to avoid becoming a victim. Practical guidelines are given for managing conflict and creating win-win results for bullies and their victims in the classroom, on the playground, and at home. A Meridian Production. Streaming video.

Bully Girls. 2006. (20 min.). Traditionally, bullying has meant physical intimidation and violence-and in the past was considered a problem only among boys. But experts are finding that girls can perpetuate bullying as well, although it often takes place on more subtle or secretive levels. This program focuses on increasing awareness of bullying among girls and educating viewers about how, when, and why it occurs. Understanding the difference between teasing and bullying, identifying specific female bullying techniques and tactics, recognizing warning signals that help is needed, knowing the best ways to report incidents, and getting school officials involved to combat the problem are all subjects thoroughly explored in the video. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to all applicable state and national standards. A Meridian Production. Streaming video.

Fair Play: Achieving Gender Equity in the Digital Age. 1999. (57 min.). How will America close the gender gap that exists in technology, to empower female students? Set at Fulmore Middle School in Austin, Texas, this program exposes counterproductive classroom behaviors and presents measures being taken to correct the misperception that computing is a males-only domain. The Director of the Center for Gender Equity, the author of SchoolGirls, the creators of and, and others scrutinize issues including equal computer access in the classroom, attitude barriers both in class and out, and efforts to develop software and Web sites that enfranchise female users rather than reinforce gender stereotypes. Streaming video.

A girl's life with Rachel Simmons. 2009. 1 videodisc (55 min.). Rachel Simmons interviews parents, psychologists, teachers, and social workers who are helping nurture girls into capable, resilient adults. Simmons talks with four very special girls who tell their own deeply personal tales of dealing with issues like cyber bullying, body image, and violence. With courage and determination, these girls reveal their hopes and dreams for a powerful future. DVD 7267

Individual Differences: Gender, Training, and Physical Performance in Sport. 2004. (27 min.). Why are some able to perform tremendous physical tasks, while others cannot? More specifically, why are males able to perform in ways females cannot? This program answers these questions and more by examining and calculating various indicators of physical fitness: percentage body fat, upper body size and strength, VO2 maximum, stroke volume, heart rate, cardiac output, hemoglobin and red blood cell count, and arteriovenous oxygen difference. An ideal anatomical and physiological learning resource for students and teachers of physical education. Streaming video.

It's a girl's world: a documentary about social bullying. 2004. 1 videodisc (149 min.). An inside look at the tumultuous relationships of a clique of popular 10-year-old girls. Playground bullying captured on camera shows a picture of how these girls use their closest friendships to hurt each other - with shunning, whispering and mean looks - to win social power in the group. Also looks at the tragic story of a 14-year-old girl who killed herself after enduring months of rumours and verbal threats. DVD 1034

The Problem with Boys: Falling Behind in School and Life. 2004. (41 min.). According to education statistics across North America, boys now perform poorly compared with girls-and with boys of previous generations. What is causing this trend? What can be done to help both genders succeed? This program presents insights from experts in child development-including Dr. William Pollack, Harvard clinical psychologist and author of Real Boys, and Jean-Claude St. Amant, Senior Education Researcher at the University of Laval; it also surveys male teenagers themselves about the challenges facing boys and young men. Teacher training, curriculum design, literacy instruction, role models, pop culture, and male behavioral tendencies are some of the topics addressed. Original CBC broadcast title: The Problem with Boys. Streaming video.

Raising Cain: Exploring the Inner Lives of America's Boys. 2006. (120 min.). Violent, unable to express their emotions, and doing poorly in the classroom, America's boys are in serious trouble. What is responsible for this behavior? And what measures can be taken to keep them from growing up into men who are more prone to anger than empathy? This program, hosted by child psychologist Michael Thompson, explores the emotional development of boys in America today, providing surprising research about boys' inner workings, dispelling a number of commonly held misconceptions, and highlighting innovative programs that are bringing out the best in boys. Distributed by PBS Distribution. Streaming video.

Raising Cain: exploring the inner lives of America's boys. 2006. 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.). Two of the country's leading child psychologists identify the social and emotion challenges that boys encounter in school and show how parents can help boys cultivate emotional awareness, giving them the support to navigate the social pressures of youth. DVD 1841

Sexy Inc: A Critical Look at the Hypersexualization of Childhood. 2007. (27 min.). The eroticization and physical objectification that are staples of the youth-focused business/media complex give the impression that exploitative, age-inappropriate sexuality is natural, normal, and even necessary. This documentary condemns the hypersexualization of kid culture and exposes the severely damaging effects of hypersexuality on young psyches-female, predominantly, but male as well. Pervasive Internet porn, which serves children as a toxic artificial standard for sexual intimacy, is also addressed. Commentary is provided by psychologist Sharon Lamb, medical and education professionals, and others working to offset the pernicious effects of "Sexy Inc." in children's lives. Contains mature themes and explicit language and imagery. A viewable/printable facilitation guide is available online. Original CBC broadcast title: Sexy Inc.: Our Children under Influence. (Portions in French with English subtitles. Streaming video.