A Woman's Place in Education (1996)
Historical and Sociological Perspectives on Gender and Education
Published in 1996, this volume includes the presidential address of Sara Delamont, the first female President of Bera written and presented in 1984. The book also includes a selection of papers on gender and education. Topics covered include: female pupils’ experiences, resistance to sex equality messages, science education for girls and women in universities. Providing historical and sociological perspectives on gender and education this book will interest sociologists, anthropologists, and those in the field of education.
This book was originally published as part of the Cardiff Papers in Qualitative Research series edited by Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont and Amanda Coffey. The series publishes original sociological research that reflects the tradition of qualitative and ethnographic inquiry developed at Cardiff. The series includes monographs reporting on empirical research, edited collections focussing on particular themes, and texts discussing methodological developments and issues.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: A Woman’s Place in Education. Part I. 2. Everyday Life in Today's Schools: The Female Pupil's Experiences. 3. Adolescent Resistance to Sex Equality Messages. 4. The "Hit List" and other Horror Stories: Sex Roles and School Transfer. 5. Lessons from St Luke's: Reflections on a Study of Scottish Classroom Life. 6. The Old Girl Network: Recollections of the Field Work at St Luke's. 7. The Lost Enchantment? Refocusing the History of Science Education for Girls. Part II. 8. Universities are for Women: But You'd Never Notice it from the Winfield Report! 9. The Great Bangor Scandal Of 1892. 10. Ghettos and Celibacy or, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. 11. Old Fogies and Intellectual Women: An Episode in Academic History. 12. Measuring Up to the Scientific Elite: Rosalind Franklin and the Laureate Profile. 13. Murder after Suffrage and other Stories: Feminism and the Golden Age of the Detective Story.