Originally published in 1989. This book addresses a number of issues integral to the education of girls in Australia. Among these are: teacher practices inside and outside the classroom, co-education versus single-sex schooling, curriculum design, students’ self-esteem and long-term aspirations. Intervention programs which tackle these issues – in mathematics, science and sport – are described and evaluated. Throughout, the collection functions as a meeting ground for practice and current research.
Table of Contents
Introduction Shirley N. Sampson 1. Girls’ Expectations Millicent E. Poole and David G. Beswick 2. Is ‘Gender-inclusive’ Curriculum the Answer for Girls? Victoria Foster 3. Girls, PE and Sports Henny Oldenhove 4. Tasmanian Schools Co-operate San Fitzgibbon 5. A Rural Girls’ Self-Esteem Project Lyn Martinez, Anne Diamond and Leonie Daws 6. Living Curricula Terry Evans 7. Do Girls Count in Mathematics? Gilah C. Leder 8. The Family Maths Project Jocelyn Vasey 9. A Rescue Operation Mary Barnes 10. In Favour of Compulsory Science Lesley H. Parker and Jenny A. Offer 11. A Science Teachers’ Collective The McClintock Collective 12. Are Boys a Barrier for Girls in Science? Shirley N. Sampson 13. From Single-Sex to Coed Schools Herbert W. Marsh, Lee Owens, Margaret R. Marsh and Ian D. Smith