Originally published in 1993. This introductory text brings the somewhat gender blind fields of educational administration and policy into contact with feminism. The chapters here demonstrate the considerable scope and potential of feminist scholarship for the field with regard to theory, research and practice and open up new possibilities for effecting gender justice in and through education. The first part looks at educational history, the second at contemporary issues like assessment, ethical practices, equal opportunities and parental participation, and the third at political and administrative theory.
Table of Contents
Preface. A Telling Tale From the Field Hester Eisenstein. Introductory Comments Jill Blackmore and Jane Kenway Part 1: ‘Rereading Educational History" 1. The Gender Dynamics of Organizations: A Historical Account Kerreen Reiger 2. ‘In the Shadow of Men’: The Historical Construction of Administration as a ‘Masculinist’ Enterprise Jill Blackmore 3. ‘Setting the Child Free’: Teachers, Mothers and Child-centred Pedagogy in the 1930s Kindergarten Deborah Tyler Part 2: Contemporary Issues 4. Improving Girls’ Educational Outcomes Joanna Wyn and Bruce Wilson 5. Non-traditional Pathways: Are They the Way to the Future? Jane Kenway 6. Truths About Assessment and the Learning of Girls: From Gender Difference to the Production of Gendered Attainment Helen Bannister 7. Ethical Practice in an Unjust World: Educational Evaluation and Social Justice Gaby Weiner 8. Equal Opportunity, Integration and Parental Participation: A Gender-critical Case Study of Educational Policy Implementation between Two Schools Terry Evans Part 3: Political and Administrative Theory: Some Feminist Challenges 9. Contemporary Issues for Feminism: The Politics of the State Anna Yeatman 10. Privatizing Public Schooling: Its Causes and Consequences Barbara Preston 11. Equal Employment Opportunity and Corporate Planning Clare Burton 12. Educational Leadership as Emancipatory Praxis Shirley Grundy Part 4: Feminist Praxis 13. The Theory-Practice Relationship in Schooling, Academia and Feminist Theory Lyn Yates