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Counting Girls Out : Studies in Mathematics Education - Valerie Walkerdine

Counting Girls Out

Studies in Mathematics Education

By: Valerie Walkerdine, Paul Ernest (Introduction by)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1998
ISBN: 9780750708166
Number Of Pages: 192

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The question about girls' attainment in mathematics is met with every kind of myth, false 'evidence', and theorizing about the gendered body and the gendered mind. The 'Girls and Mathematics Unit' led by Valerie Walkerdine has, over a period of ten years, carried out a detailed theoretical and empirical investigation in this area. The book tackles issues and prejudice and examines and puts into perspective many claims that have been made about women's minds. It also probes the relationship between evidence and explanation: why are girls still taken to be lacking when they perform well, but boys are credited even when they do not?

Series Editor's Preface
Introduction Changing Views of 'The Gender Problem' in Mathematicsp. 1
Subtracting the Femininep. 15
The Truth about Girlsp. 19
Science, Reason and the Female Mindp. 29
Mothers and Daughters at Fourp. 42
Power and Gender in Nursery Schoolp. 59
Entering Infant Schoolp. 67
10-Year-Oldsp. 82
Junior-Secondary Transitionp. 99
Entering Secondary Schoolp. 113
The Fourth Yearp. 135
Examining Mathematics Textsp. 151
No Charge: Political Arithmetic for Womenp. 159
Afterwordp. 168
Bibliographyp. 172
Indexp. 178
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ISBN: 9780750708166
ISBN-10: 0750708166
Series: Studies in Mathematics Education
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st July 1998
Publisher: FALMER PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.23 x 16.1  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1