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For those seeking literature based technology resources,
Token Woman is the memoir of an adventure as an insider in top
Ideal as a non-technical introduction for business and computer
oriented readers. For them, Token Woman depicts management
consulting, decision support, mathematical models, expert systems,
computer programming and all in the context of the story. Accessible,
classic case studies in insurance and management
science that don´t require programming or other systems expertise.
For anyone interested in women´s history,
Token Woman´s custom computer systems were corporate
proprietary secrets before the concepts appeared in Harvard Business
Review, before the first DSS conventions in the 80s, and they were
developed on one of IBM´s first mini-computers.
For young people to whom computers are a fact of life, the view of
the world as mini-computers are first being brought into the business
world is a piece of his/herstory relevant to their experience.
Balances the macho-culture in computer classes. Demonstrates
how people can approach computers in a "hard" technical
mastery way or a "soft" intuitive way.
For young women making their career choices Token Woman
offers a chance to step into the shoes of a mentor of acknowledged
Readers can visualize themselves actually doing the work, being first
to try new ideas and having to develop strategies to gain acceptance.
The characters are young enough to appeal to young readers. In this case
the key players include young women who are trying to deal with
Introduce the social, ethical and political issues inherent in innovations.
Thought provoking opportunity for beginners
to get acquainted with what working in the field is like. Preparation
for those with little or no experience in corporate game maneuvers.
Covers territory not seen elsewhere, such as the logic behind
the payscales in service as well as its connection to the current
rash of downsizing. Issues such as the impact our work life has on
our personal choices for fulfillment. In contrast to the heroine in Close To The
Machine, Token Woman´s was a much more traditional
lifestyle... husband, children, though not without conflict. This
theme is one of the main determinants, along with the economy, in
The Futures of Women, which projects four basic possible
scenarios for future gender relations. Token Woman suggests
how to prepare for them.
Printed on natural booktext paper, our Token Woman is 160 pages
of reading pleasure, perfect bound in a DuroSheen full color cover.
Inspired by the enduring wonder of the invention
called a book, we´ve selected production values to make ours
a fine example of today´s craft,
so you´ll enjoy giving it as well as sharing it.
To celebrate Dectiri Publishing´s anniversary, we are
FLAGS program, (For Libraries at All-Girls Schools),
in recognition of their impressive role in women´s progress toward
equality and to enlist their support for high-tech careers for girls.
To nominate an all girls school, send a brief recommendation
and the appropriate contact data -- name, address, phone/fax -- to
or Token Wizard
Think you that Isengard is a myth?...
Come away with us to Isengard
for a little while!
We have skills to share with you... if..
you dare do power math which we women are
not supposed to like, to learn or to use!
Look for us at this year´s
Expand Your Horizons conferences and
workshops to introduce middle and high school girls to the exciting
array of possible careers in mathematically interesting fields.
Sponsored by the AAUW and Mills College, the events enlist women in
these fields to present their work and challenges to hundreds of
girls, their parents and teachers for a stimulating day of workshops,
resources and fun.
For information on our programs, from
FEM Awards (For Excellence in Mathematics) to presentations on
alternative curricula and resources, to introduce and encourage new options
for young women in math and math related careers, send us the name of
your group, a description of your program, and the appropriate contact
data and we´ll be happy to oblige.
But the big news .
from Dectiri Publishing and Penelope Press
Mathematics for Dreamers
To usher in new trends in mathematics curricula that liberate high school students to work in developing areas of mathematics -- areas that retain their excitement with myriad applications in real lives. Exactly the type of math to empower their dreams, just as these techniques have empowered the schemes of corporate chiefs and military generals.
As we approach the publishing date for the audio version of Token Woman with the development of
the later books in our Math Series on schedule, we have arranged
special promotions for educators and
You can establish your alternate mathematics curriculum solidly in the exciting world of Mathland with adventures in Decision Analysis, Actuarial Science, Mathematical Models, Management Consulting, and Expert Systems, and with components from Dectiri Publishing´s learning-style-based combinations:
The educator´s discounts can be claimed easily in our ordering pages below.
Discounts on Curriculum Packages to match your learning style, whether visual or aural, and our
Decision Support Network to get learners successfully launched with access to author, J.H. Raichyk, PhD, so they can develop their own expertly designed spreadsheets for Portfolio, LabNotes or UnitStudy.
Meanwhile, when you join our Decision Support e-study group, DA_Net, you can get your questions answered as you develop your unit study or plan your portfolio. It´s simple to join, just enter your email address on the shopping cart page when you order your chosen curriculum package. Later, when learners have finished assimilating the text and become familiar with their own computer´s spreadsheet software, the fun begins as our e-studygroup takes off using the DA_Net, to explore student generated scenarios, to flex the capabilities of these constructs. Join us. Welcome sac´caiders and unschoolers. The world may never be the same.
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Irish mythology and, in the spirit of her passionate commitment, we dedicate a share of
our profits to organizations that help make the ideas our books
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