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Feminism and 'The Schooling Scandal'

1st Edition

By Christine Skelton, Becky Francis


186 pages

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Feminism and ‘The Schooling Scandal’ brings together feminist contributions from two generations of educational researchers, evaluating and celebrating the field of gender and education. The focus throughout is on the years of compulsory schooling, examining key concepts in gender and education identified and developed by international thinkers in educational feminism. Topics covered include:

  • social class, ethnicity and sexuality in relation to experiences in school;
  • theories and methodologies for understanding gender;
  • pedagogy and practice in education; and
  • the direction of educational policy and the ‘problem of boys’.

Providing a comprehensive overview of contemporary research and theory emerging from ‘second wave’ feminism and assessing their impact on pupils and teachers in today’s schools and classrooms, this book forms essential reading for anyone studying gender and education.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Sex Roles and Schooling Chapter 3 Social Class in Schooling Chapter 4 Ethnicity, Gender and Education Chapter 5 Sexualities and Sexual Harassment in Schools Chapter 6 Curriculum, Knowledge and Schooling Chapter 7 Schools and Boys Chapter 8 Gender and Teaching

About the Authors

Christine Skelton is Professor of Gender Equality in Education, University of Birmingham.

Becky Francis is Professor of Education at the School of Education, Roehampton University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies