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A Feminist Critique of Education (Education Heritage Series) by C. Skelton

By C. Skelton

This publication presents a useful course map to the improvement of considering in gender and schooling over the past fifteen years. It contains over thirty-five seminal articles from the magazine Gender and schooling, written through a number of the major authors within the box from the united kingdom, america, Australia and Europe. Compiled via the present editors of the magazine to teach the improvement of the sector, the ebook is split into six sections: * Gender Identities * thought and process * coverage and administration * Sexuality * Ethnicity * Social category. The particularly written creation by way of the editors contextualises the choice and introduces scholars to the most concerns and present pondering within the box. on hand in a single easy-to-access position, this authoritative reference publication presents a suite of articles that experience lead the sphere. it's going to discover a position in each library and on each departmental bookshelf.

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A combination of teacher ideologies and material conditions of work incline towards downgrading gender equity issues and the prioritising of survival rather than innovative strategies. Institutions of teacher education share many features with the schools and are experienced as discouraging environments by feminists within them. Nevertheless, there is evidence in our interviews of efforts made by teacher educators to meet these challenges. Gender days Several of the women interviewed had been successful in helping to organise ‘gender days’ as part of initial teacher education programmes.

P. F. Wideen (eds), Research in Teacher Education (Lewes, Falmer Press). Maher, F. and Rathbone, C. (1986) ‘Teacher education and feminist theory: some implications for practice’, American Journal of Education, 94: 214–235. Menter, I. (1989) ‘Teaching practice stasis: racism, sexism and school experience in initial teacher education’, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 10: 459–473. O’Brien, M. (1984) ‘The commatization of women: patriarchal fetishism in the sociology of education’, Interchange, 15: 43–60.

When she demanded an explanation: SAVAGE: Because you keep SUSAN: It’s only a joke. on saying ‘Undo your trousers’. This incident is very similar to the behaviour of the boys in the home economics lesson described earlier. However, whereas such behaviour was quite common among boys, it was very rare among girls, and clearly caused the teacher a great deal of consternation. Part of the shock value of Susan’s behaviour was that it confounded expectations of female sexual passivity and ignorance. On several other occasions, these girls used similar strategies of resistance, for instance, performing 22 PUPILS, RESISTANCE AND GENDER CODES an elaborate striptease when asked to take off a coat in an RE lesson.

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