Gender, Equity, and Schooling
Policy and Practice
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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
"This is the right book at the right time: a wonderful selection of articles pulling together current research on single-sex schools. By providing relevant findings on both sides of the issue, the editors have chosen to inform rather than persuade. This book respects the reader, the research, and the fact that there is much yet to learn. Read this important book and draw your own conclusions about the promises and pitfalls of single-sex and coeducation." -- David Sadker, American University, co-author of Failing at Fairness: How Our Schools Cheat Girls
"Gender, Equity, and Schooling takes on the tough questions of how to define and obtain gender equity in education in the next century. It lays bare some of the basic contradictions and the paradoxes of gender equity that are often ignored by over-zealous reformers, policy makers, and educational researchers. The issue of separate and unequal (or equal) receives considerable, much needed, and meritorious attention in this book. Similarly, the issue of the gender gap in schooling is considered and the politically correct image of girls only as victims is challenged. This book is essential reading for anyone with concerns about truly creating gender equity in education." -- Cornelius Riordan, Professor of Sociology, Providence College