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The Sage handbook of gender and education / edited by Christine Skelton, Becky Francis, and Lisa Smulyan.


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Publication date:
Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publications, 2006.
  • Book
  • xxiii, 536 p. ; 25 cm.
Title Variation:
Gender and education
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • SECTION ONE: GENDER THEORY AND METHODOLOGY Introduction The 'Nature of Gender' - Becky Francis Understanding Men: Gender Sociology and the New International Research on Masulinities - R.W. Connell Femininities: Reclassifying Upward Mobility and the Neo-liberal Subject - Valerie Walkerdine & Jessica Ringrose Gender, Education and Social Thought - Jo-Anne Dillabough Gender and Methodology - Catherine Marshall & Michelle Young Feminist Pedagogy - Gaby Weiner Gender, Education and Development - Elaine Unterhalter Gender and Movements in Social Policy - Meg Maguire SECTION TWO: GENDER AND THE EDUCATIONAL SECTORS Introduction Constructing Gender in Early Years Education - Glenda MacNaughton Boys and Girls in the Elementary School - Christine Skelton Masculinities and Femininities and Secondary Schooling - Kevin G. Davison & Blye W. Frank Gender Equity in Post Secondary Education - Carol Leathwood Gender and Higher Education - Sara Delamont Single Sex Education - Diane Leonard SECTION THREE: GENDER AND SCHOOL SUBJECTS Introduction Gender and Mathematics - Jo Boaler & Tesha Sengupta-Irving Engaging Girls in Science - Angela Calabrese Barton & Nancy Brickhouse Gender and Literacy - Bronwyn Davies and Sue Saltmarsh 'Sex' Education - Bagele Chilisa Gender Issues in Testing and Assessment - Janette Elwood Gender and Citizenship - Tuula Gordon Gender and Modern Language Education - Linda von Hoene Gender and Technology: What the Research Tells Us - Jo Sanders SECTION FOUR: GENDER, IDENTITY AND EDUCATIONAL SITES Introduction Room at the Table: Racial and Gendered Realities in the Schooling of Black Children - Janie Ward & Tracy Robinson Wood Gender and Class in Education - Diane Reay The 'Right' Way to Educate Boys - Wayne Martino Femininities and Schooling - Carrie Paechter Sexualities, Schooling and Hetero-Gender - D James Mellor & Debbie Epstein Achieving Equity: Disability and Gender - Harilyn Rousso & Michael L. Wehmeyer Gender Voices in the Classroom - Madeleine Arnot SECTION FIVE: WORKING IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES Introduction School Culture and Gender - Fengshu Lui Gendered Classroom Experiences - Emma Renold Women in Teaching - Jane Gaskell & Ann Mullen Constructing Teaching Identities - Lisa Smulyan Women Working in Academe: Approach with Care - Sandra Acker & Michelle Webber Gender and School Administration - Charol Shakeshaft.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
The Handbook of Gender and Education brings together leading scholars on gender and education to provide an up-to-date and broad-ranging guide to the field. It is a comprehensive overview of different theoretical positions on equity issues in schools. The contributions cover all sectors of education from early years to higher education; curriculum subjects; methodological and theoretical perspectives; and gender identities in education. Each chapter reviews, synthesises and provides a critical interrogation of key contemporary themes in education. This approach ensures that the book will be an indispensable source of reference for a wide range of readers: students, academics and practitioners. The first section of the Handbook, Gender Theory and Methodology, outlines the various (feminist) perspectives on researching and exploring gender and education. The section critiques the notion of gender as a category in educational research and considers recent trends, evident especially in the gender and underachievement debates, to locate gender difference solely within biology.This section provides the broad background upon which the issues and debates in the other sections can be situated. Section two, Gender and Education, considers the differing ways in which gender has been shown to impact upon the opportunities and experiences of pupils/students, teachers and other adults in the different sectors of education. It also includes a chapter on single-sex schooling. Section three, Gender and School Subjects, comprises chapters that cover gender issues within the teaching and learning of particular school subjects (for example, maths, literacy, and science). It also includes topics such as sex education and assessment. The chapters in section four, Gender, identity and educational sites, address up-to-date issues which have a long history in terms of explorations into gender and educational opportunities. More recent inclusions in the debates, such as disability, sexuality, and masculinities are discussed alongside the more traditional concerns of 'race', social class and femininities. The final section, Working in Schools and Colleges, illuminates the working lives of teachers and academics.The chapters cover such topics as school culture, career progression and development, and the gendered identities of professionals within educational institutions. The contributors to this book have been selected by the editors as authorities in their specific area of gender and education and are drawn from the international scholarly community.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Skelton, Christine.
Francis, Becky.
Smulyan, Lisa.

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