1st Edition

Feminism and 'The Schooling Scandal'

ISBN 9780415455107
Published January 29, 2009 by Routledge
192 Pages

USD $49.95

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Book Description

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

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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.