1st Edition

Gender, Equity, and Schooling Policy and Practice

Edited By Barbara J. Bank, Peter M. Hall Copyright 1997
    262 Pages
    by Routledge

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

    Introduction: Some Paradoxes of Gender Equity in Schooling, Barbara J. Bank; State Policies and Gender Equity: Comparative Perspectives, Nelly P. Stromquist; Undomesticated Gender Policy, Catherine Marshall; Sexual Aggression Within the School Culture, Donna Eder; Issues of Race and Gender in the Educational Achievement of African American Children, Cynthia A. Hudley ; Gender Equity and the Organization of Schools, Valerie E. Lee; Race, Gender and Ethnicity: How They Structure Teachers' Perceptions of and Participation in the Profession and School Reform Efforts, Michele Foster; Gender and School Administration, Marilyn Tallerico; Epilogue: Schooling, Gender, Equity, and Policy, Peter M. Hall; Index


    Barbara J. Bank, Peter M. Hall

    "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