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The State, the Family and Education (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By Miriam David


280 pages

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In The State, The Family and Education, first published in 1980, Miriam David provides an entirely new analysis of the relationship of the State to the family and education. David shows how the State, through its educational policies, regulates family relationships with, and within, schools. This book provides a welcome analysis of educational policy from a socialist-feminist perspective, re-examining the ways in which women as parents, teachers and pupils are involved in the education system. This book will be of interests to students of education.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; 1. The family – education couple; Part 1: The family, schooling and the economy; Introduction; 2. Schooling: a revolutionary invasion of parental rights over children? 3. Parental responsibility for ‘national efficiency’ 4. Education and economic life: a matter of parental right or duty?; Part 2: The familial ambiance of schooling; Introduction; 5. Rearing schoolchildren: paternalism or maternalism? 6. The rise of the ‘homely arts’ and the demise of the homely teacher 7. Professionalizing schools: maternalism in teaching and in the classroom; Part 3: Contemporary issues in the family –education couple; Introduction; 8. Reasserting parental rights to achieve economic efficiency 9. Sex discrimination in teaching and the curriculum? 10. Conclusions; Bibliography; Name index; Subject index

About the Author

Miriam David is Emeritus Professor of Sociology of Education at the UCL IOE. David has an international reputation for her work on feminism, gender, education, and social policies. She has recently completed a study funded by the EU Daphne programme working to challenge gender-related violence. David has also worked with colleagues at Brunel University, and in Italy, Ireland and Spain to develop online training tool for teachers and social workers.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Evaluation
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects