This collection of original papers shows how women in Britain are still being discriminated against during schooling, despite the existence of legislation prohibiting such discrimination and despite apparent concern with promoting equality between the sexes in education. Focusing on the current situation and experiences of women in education and their subsequent entry to, and experiences of, the labour market, the book shows how the category of gender is made relevant in the education of women: how it is influential in structuring their actions, beliefs, values and life chances, and how it provides them with a set of contradictions about their role in society.
Table of Contents
Notes on contributors Introduction. Women, Work and Schooling: The Relevance of Gender Rosemary Deem 1 Socio-Cultural Reproduction and Women’s education Madeleine MacDonald 2 The Importance of Being Ernest … Emma … Tom … Jane. The Perception and Categorization of Gender Conformity and Gender Deviation in Primary Schools Katherine Clarricoates 3 Studying Girls at School: The Implications of Confusion Mandy Llewellyn 4 Black Girls in a London Comprehensive School Mary Fuller 5 Education and the Individual: Schooling for Girls, or Mixed Schooling – A Mixed blessing? Jennifer Shaw 6 Sex Differences in Mathematical Performance: A Review of Research and Possible Action Gaby Weiner 7 Sex Differences in Performance in Science Examinations Jan Harding 8 Into Work: Continuity and Change Teresa Keil and Peggy Newton 9 Young Women in the Labour Market: Stability and Change David Ashton and M. Maguire 10 Women in Higher Education: A Case Study of the Open University Moira Griffiths 11 How Many Women Academics 1912 – 76? Margherita Rendel 12 The Experiences of Women Graduates in the Labour Market Lynne Chisholm and Diana Woodward 13 Women, School and Work: Some conclusions Rosemary Deem Bibliography Index.