This book illustrates how gender equity (and inequality) occurs in primary classrooms. It uses the findings of current research to provide teachers with recommendations for promoting equity amongst boys and girls.
Each contributor summarizes recent research in the area of specialization before looking specifically at issues relevant to primary teaching and learning. The areas of the primary school covered include the National Curriculum subjects of literacy, numeracy and science, and broader topics such as working with boys, children with special educational needs, primary/secondary transition, playground cultures and children's construction of gender identities.
The book uses classroom-based research to provide accessible accounts of investigations into gender and primary schooling. At the same time, it offers a critique of the whole drive towards 'evidence based' research. Boys and Girls in the Primary Classroom is aimed particularly at primary teachers and student teachers although the research will be of interest to academics and undergraduate students.
Setting the scene: gender and educational policy
Boys and girls in the primary classroom
Christine Skelton and Becky Francis
2.Evidence-based practice and educational research
When 'what works' doesn't work..
Researching gender in the primary classroom
3.Girls and boys in the primary maths classroom
Helen Lucey, Margaret Brown, Hazel Denvir, Mike Askew and Valerie Rhodes
Literacy, gender and popular culture
5.Gender equity in primary science
6.Gender and special educational needs
7.Gendered and gendering spaces
Playgrounds in the early years
8.Working with primary school children to deconstruct gender
9.'Troubling, troubled and troublesome?'
Working with boys in the primary classroom
10.Some neglected issues of transfer
Identity, status and gender looked at from the pupils' perspective
Jean Rudduck and Isobel Urquhart
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st October 2003
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1