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Education and Gender Equality - Julia Wrigley

Education and Gender Equality

By: Julia Wrigley (Editor)

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Published: 8th April 1992
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Scholarship on gender issues has matured and deepened in the past decade. Researchers have gone beyond early efforts to show how women have been ignored and are instead posing paradigmatic challenges in their disciplines. This collection gathers together some of the best new research on gender and education. It contains comparative historical accounts of the development of women's education, challenging chapters on girls' academic achievement compared to that of boys, and ethnographic material on socialization into race and gender roles in schools. Other chapters focus on gender differences in parents' involvement in their children's schooling, and class and race differences in the definition of intelligence.

Gender, the State, and Education
Gender and Education in the Welfare Statep. 1
Education, Gender, and Economic Development: A Cross-National Analysisp. 25
Women in Education from a Swedish Perspectivep. 49
Post-secondary Education of White Women in 1900p. 71
Diversity, Social Control, and Resistance in Classrooms
Race and the Schooling of Young Girlsp. 91
Girls and Boys Together ... But Mostly Apart: Gender Arrangements in Elementary Schoolsp. 115
Responding to Differences in the Classroom: The Politics of Knowledge, Class, and Sexualityp. 131
Gender and Knowledge
Why Does Jane Read and Write so Well? The Anomaly of Women's Achievementp. 149
Working-class Women's Ways of Knowing: Effects of Gender, Race, and Classp. 173
Opportunity and Performance: A Sociological Explanation for Gender Differences in Academic Mathematicsp. 193
Families and Schools
Gender Differences in Parent Involvement in Schoolingp. 207
The Educational Contest for Middle- and Working-class Women: The Reproduction of Inequalityp. 225
Notes on Contributorsp. 249
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9781850009467
ISBN-10: 1850009465
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 8th April 1992
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1